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Avoid Headaches – Use a Hashtag

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August 11, 2015

When it comes to lawyers using social media, posts and tweets should include a disclaimer any time your words would require one in real life, Casey C. Sullivan writes, on FindLaw. The most popular disclaimer, “All opinions are my own,” is a good place to start, but attorneys online should remain vigilant in clarifying that their statements don’t constitute legal advice, nor do they create an attorney-client relationship. Sullivan points to the disclaimer language recommended by the New York State Bar Association: “This tweet contains attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcome.” At 90 words, it’s more than half the space of a tweet, but “you’re allowed to use abbrvs.”

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