Law firms have jumped on the social media bandwagon, and with good reason. Online networks like LinkedIn and Twitter give legal professionals unprecedented reach and influence at no cost other than the time they are willing to invest. However, while social media offers significant benefits, it also comes with significant risks.

Law360 recently wrote about the risks associated with social media in an article published on July 31 titled "5 Social Media Land Mines Lawyers Should Avoid." The article quotes Jaffe President of Public Relations Vivian Hood, who reminds readers that "There is simply no excuse for not following ethics rules, or the law firm/corporate social media policy."

To read the full article, click here (subscription required). Also, you can download a free copy of Jaffe's social media policy template for law firms here