Twitter for Lawyers: E-Discovery

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Uses of Twitter for Legal Professionals: E-Discovery

e-discovery on Twitter is only one aspect of Social Media that Legal Professionals need to master. My Project Social Media presents my thoughts regarding the impact of social media marketing on the practice of law. See my page to for more information.

Therefore let’s continue the topic of what ways a Legal Professional can use Twitter.

Therefore let’s continue the topic of what ways a Legal Professional can use Twitter.


Twitter is ripe for e-Discovery. As we will see there is virtually no privacy. Everything is fair game. Care must be taken of everything you tweet for yourself and the law firm. You need to carefully instruct your clients on how to tweet.

Tweet: I just told my lawyer what I did with all the money.

This is not a good tweet. Besides the lack of privacy, there are no retention dates. Everything stays out in twitter space for ever. This is a two edged sword. It can hurt you and/or your clients. It can be a great source of evidence against your opponent. Specific e-Discovery processes for using twitter are beyond the scope of this blog.

**Why the picture of flowing water?  Twitter is a constant flow of information and communications. 


Ken StrongmanAbout the Author: Ken Strongman ( has years of experience and a growing national reputation as a mediator and arbitrator.  He has successfully resolved more than a thousand disputes in the fields of construction defects, real estate, intellectual property, and employment.  He is also a Mediator and Arbitrator for FINRA.

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