5 Social Media Land Mines Lawyers Should Avoid

Law360, New York (July 31, 2015, 2:04 PM EDT) -- Social media contains plenty of opportunities for attorneys to boost their profile, and ultimately, their business. It also contains plenty of potential land mines that can derail a career.

The latest lawyer to publicly trip one: outspoken U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf, who could face disciplinary action over a post on his personal blog in which he called Sen. Ted Cruz a “wacko” unfit for the White House.

“The more you're involved in social media, the closer you inevitably get to the third rail,” says Ron Coleman, an Archer & Greiner PC litigator who specializes in intellectual property and Internet...

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