Tip of the Month

Tip for June 2013

Be Careful What You Write When Blogging

Lawyers should be careful when they post comments on a blog. Sometimes the content of a blog can constitute professional misconduct, for example, when a lawyer discloses confidential information about a client or a client's matter, or when a lawyer makes false statements about a judge. Other times, the lawyer's blog posting can be evidence or misconduct unrelated to the content of the blog, such as when a laywer wrote on a blog that her client told her that he lied when testifying at court and she did not take steps to correct the false testimony. Lawyers should think twice before they share information in a blog or some other means of electronic communication. Once it is out there, it cannot be taken back.