Lead counsel for accused murderer George Zimmerman calls social media an unavoidable component of high profile cases. So, should blogging, posting and tweeting become standard practices in defense strategies? Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi, debate the pros and cons, as well as the legal and ethical issues of social media with Dr. Amy Singer, founder of Trial Consultants Inc., and Attorney Scott Greenfield, Of Counsel at Hull McGuire, PC.
In the high-profile Casey Anthony murder case, the defense team was able to capitalize on prosecutor missteps by using social media as a virtual “shadow jury, ” tailoring and tweaking their strategy based on reactions posted on Facebook, Twitter, blogs, and other media. On Law Technology Now, host Monica Bay (editor of Law Technology News) is joined by Robyn Weisman, author of LTN’s October cover story, Sedgwick partner Craig Williams (co-host of Lawyer2Lawyer on Legal Talk Network), and Amy Singer, president of Fort Lauderdale-based Trial Consultants, to discuss how people, and technology, can stumble in the courtroom and how to gracefully recover.