The task force noted that “…trained non-lawyers, or certain forms of technology, may be able to provide accurate legal advice in faster, cheaper, and more innovative ways than lawyers can.” A revision like this would include the need for limited licenses and possibly a new regulatory body. Regulations would need to hold non-lawyers to the same ethical standards as lawyers and account for confidentiality concerns.
Social media has revolutionized the world we live in today both in the personal and professional spheres. Many lawyers and law firms use social media for business purposes such as advertising services to attract new clients, networking with other legal professionals, sharing compelling legal news, and communicating with clients. While social media is an acceptable business tool, lawyers must consider their ethical duties before using social media in both personal and professional contexts.read more
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