InsideTrack offers Tips on Using Social Media for Legal Research

Social media can be an incredibly rich source of facts and information.  It can be used to profile litigants, opposing counsel, or prospective jury pool members, or to impeach a witness, gather facts, and gauge public opinion.

In the latest edition of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s InsideTrack, Laura Olsen, senior legal research specialist at Quarles & Brady LLP, offers helpful guidance on using social media for legal research and to stay abreast of legal developments.

Laura shares tips on accessing social media sites, searching name variations, using social media search engines and databases, being mindful of leaving footprints, documenting search results, and taking ethical obligations into consideration.