Countless lawyers and HR professionals bravely set out to craft social media policies without having critical tools: a true working knowledge of social media, a clear direction, common sense, and an up-to-date knowledge of what is allowed by law.
Don’t trust the lawyer-with-a-facebook-account nor should you task the youngest associate to cut and paste from policies floating on the internet.
Test your company’s or firm’s social media policy against these nine examples to see if it passes muster.
If your business chooses to have a social media policy, hire someone who knows how to write (and update) it.
Special thanks to the Palm Beach Bar for publishing this in the February 2013 Bar Bulletin. Article is here.