Generation J.D.

The Daily Record’s blog for young lawyers, by young lawyers

O.J. with your ‘Serial’?

Scott MacMullan

Our nation’s obsession with the Serial podcast is this generation's O.J. Simpson trial. Both have riveted audiences and made discussion of legal issues an everyday occurrence among non-lawyers. In turn, they have raised some interesting questions about how media can influence a trial -- and how one famous case can influence another.

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Watch out — that next Facebook message might just be a summons

Hindman Gen JD

Most people have Facebook readily accessible on their smartphones, tablets, computers, watches, or any other type of technology that might be invented. Why shouldn’t lawyers be able to take full use of the many means of communication that are available? Would you ever use Facebook or another social media site to serve an uncooperative defendant?

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