Lawyers USA featured an article in late June about the types of information that can be found in social networking sites, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn. The article correctly states that these sites have opened up a potential treasure trove of legal evidence, especially in divorce cases where a person’s whereabouts, “friends” and employment status are often relevant.
Lee Rosen, Melissa Brown, and Ben Stevens of South Carolina were all quoted.
Michigan Lawyers Weekly also published a similar article on July 27, 2009, Social Websites becoming new tool for lawyers seeking information, by Alex Lundberg. Dan Victor, John W. Allen and I were all quoted. A portion of my interview is below:
"She counsels her clients to either get rid of or make their social networking sites private as soon as possible and the change the passwords associated with them and their email accounts, All the information found there, she siasd, could be potentially damaging to a case before a judge.
"Embarrassing pictures are hard enough to overcome in court, she said, but there are other bits of information that can cause problems, too, such as statements that help opposing counsel impeach a client."
See also an earlier post on this blog: "Disgracebook | Fools' names and fools' faces"