No Such Thing As a Free Lunch?

Posted by James Aspell | Jan 02, 2008 | 0 Comments

This week's Connecticut Law Tribune is reporting that lawyers are coming under increasing scrutiny for answering questions on line in such venues as blogs, Linked In, Myspace and other social networking sites. The harm, it seems, is that in the even a member of the public reads something the lawyer has written, and then acts upon it, with unforseen adverse results, then the lawyer has opened him or herself up to a malpractice claim. My opinion? This is freakin' nuts. Do we really need to tell people that they are not our client just because we answer their question on a blog or forum? I'm literally sitting here shaking my head in disbelief with how messed up things have gotten in this country. Sad, sad, sad...

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James Aspell

Principal since August 1, 2006 James F. Aspell is the principal and managing attorney of the firm which he started in 2006 following 20 years of litigation practice in a mid -size firm in Hartford, Connecticut. Jim focuses his practice in the areas of worker's compensation and personal injury l...


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