Sunday, September 13, 2009

A Legal Battle for Lawyers - Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar - NYTimes.com

The number of press-worthy domains in which people can do stupid things with social media continues to expand; check the full article for a timely reality check

Sean Conway was steamed at a Fort Lauderdale judge, so he did what millions of angry people do these days: he blogged about her, saying she was an “Evil, Unfair Witch.”

But Mr. Conway is a lawyer. And unlike millions of other online hotheads, he found himself hauled up before the Florida bar, which in April issued a reprimand and a fine for his intemperate blog post.

A Legal Battle for Lawyers - Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar - NYTimes.com

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