Social Media Creates Business Opportunities, Messes and Work for Lawyers


Listen to Karl Schieneman, Director of Analytics and Review with JurInnov talk about how social media has both intrigued business people and vexed e-discovery lawyers. The first panelist for today’s show is well known e-discovery expert Jonathan Redgrave from Redgrave LLP, the newly formed e-discovery law firm bearing his name, who is one of the true icons in electronic discovery and was instrumental in getting The Sedona Conference established as a place where some of the top legal minds can collectively study and generate best practices to deal with Electronic Discovery issues. The other panelist is another good friend of mine, Dave Nelsen, who is one of the top social media consultants in the country and speaks nationally 3-4 times a week advising CEO’s on how to use social media. Dave created the platform which ESIBytes uses and has won awards nationally as one of the top CEO’s in the country.  

Today’s show will be a combination of topics as we discuss why social media is such a useful tool for businesses (including law firms) by enabling organizations to connect with communities of users in very dynamic ways. We will also talk about some of the risks these tools can create rather quickly as users lose control of messages which can spiral out of control on the internet.

Recorded 08/24/2010