Legal Professionals Increasing Use of Social Media

Attorneys are increasingly utilizing Facebook and other social media sites to gain evidence for their cases due to the ease of obtaining publicly accessible personal information, the Memphis Daily News reports. Memphis lawyer Greg Grishahm with Jackson Lewis LLP cited a recent Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals case in which an employee was fired after she called in sick to work but posted photographs of herself out in a social setting. Since her page was public, Grisham notes that using information retrieved from a public domain would not be considered by a court to be “deceptive” tactics.