Lawyers are now advising clients… stay off social media until your case is settled!

It was bound to happen… lawyers previously warned litigants in disability, work comp and personal injury type cases to restrict or curtail their physical, or daily activities, as insurance companies might be surveilling them. Now, given the incredibly open use of Social media by investigators in all types of civil and criminal actions, plaintiffs lawyers are advising client”s to avoid the use of social media tools until their matters are resolved. While the use of social media tools is all the rage for investigative purposes, and many great cases have already been made by investigators using these tools… the legal profession is reacting to the trend as well, advising client’s to stay away from it. This is really just “old advice” repackaged and applied to “new technology!”