Lake Iws4 Facebook And The Law

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Lake Iws4 Facebook And The Law

  1. 1. Facebook and the Law<br />How Facebook has Changed the Legal World<br />
  2. 2. Lawyers on Facebook<br />Lawyers are starting to experiment with this most popular form of social media<br />Privacy and security concerns<br />5 steps to keep your Facebook safe<br />Strong password and change it often<br />Adjust privacy settings<br />Beware of Apps<br />Control what others can add<br />Use “Friends Lists”<br />
  3. 3. Divorce Cases<br />81% of divorce lawyers say they have seen an increase in the use of social networking evidence during the past five years<br />American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers<br />Facebook is the "unrivaled leader for online divorce evidence" <br />66%citing it as a primary source<br />
  4. 4. Criminal Law<br />Prosecutor posting comments on Facebook<br />Prosecutors are starting to use photos and statements posted to defendants' personal Internet pages as evidence against them. And judges are using the information to justify tough sentences.<br />
  5. 5. DUI<br />Jessica Binkerd<br />Joshua Lipton<br />http://newsblog.projo.com/2008/05/facebook-photo.html<br />
  6. 6. Law Students/New Recruits<br />Law schools are checking facebook<br />Law firms checking up on employees and new recruits<br />
  7. 7. The End<br />

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