Wise Law Blog: The Lawyer’s Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation ‘Gold Mine’

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER I was recently interviewed by Lawyer’s Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation. Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really not all that surprising to see social media increasingly relied upon by the Courts as an ...

Wise Law Blog: "CourtBerry Syndrome" and Why Some Jurors Can’t Resist Tweeting

Trial judges routinely warn jurors to avoid  using social media and the internet to research or comment on matters before the court during trials.  Nonetheless, news reports of jurors who disregard these instructions seem to be increasingly frequent. Such juror misconduct has potentially disastrous consequences for the administration of justice.  A December 2011 Arkansas appeal provides a ...