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The legal world has seen three separate incidents in the past two months that demonstrate the power of social media and the specific risks, ranging from potential ethics violations and disciplinary issues to reputational concerns and scrutiny of business practices, that lawyers and firms face in the digital age.

Scott Flaherty

Scott Flaherty, based in New York, covers the business of law with a focus on legal ethics, lawyer misconduct, conflicts-of-interest and litigation involving law firms. He can be reached at sflaherty@alm.com. On Twitter: @sflaherty18

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