It is important to remember that social media postings can often prove to be a veritable treasure trove of information that can – often unintentionally – corroborate dates, times, locations and activities with far-reaching implications.
Chicago, Illinois (PRWEB) June 14, 2016
Chicago attorney George M. Sanders was recently published in Attorney at Law Magazine. The Chicago Edition magazine offers content that delivers a unique perspective to the legal professions and features prominent lawyers and firms who are driving forces in the legal community. The article titled "It’s True; I Read It on the Internet: The Expanding Role of Social Media in Family Law Litigation" probes into the issues that arise in litigation with regards to social media.
Through many years of family law litigation, Sanders has seen first-hand the influence that social media can have in certain cases. Family law often delves into some of the most intimate aspects of individuals’ lives. From child care, to religious beliefs, to financial information, each and every aspect of a person’s daily life may not only surface, but be the very subject of litigation. Couple this fact with the proliferation of social media and family law practitioners have a duty to understand what role social media can – and should—play in litigation. Sanders advises clients that they should not post anything online – no matter how private they believe it to be – that they would not tell a judge or their children. It is important to remember that social media postings can often prove to be a veritable treasure trove of information that can – often unintentionally – corroborate dates, times, locations and activities with far-reaching implications.
About the Author
Attorney George M. Sanders opened the Law Offices of George M. Sanders, P.C., in 2005. Prior to that, he spent the majority of his over 20-year legal career at large and successful commercial litigation law firms in New York and Chicago, which included Dewey, Ballantine in New York City and Holland & Knight in Chicago. He combines his education in economics and finance from St. John's University (where he graduated summa cum laude), his legal education from the University of Chicago Law School, and over two decades of professional legal experience to offer exceptional legal services.