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March 29 Digest

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lawyers Using Social Media Lack Framework for What's Allowed

In late January, a Google lawyer posted to her personal Twitter account a photo of herself and several colleagues outside the office of U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-California, asking the senator to vote against Jeff Sessions for U.S. Attorney General. The Google employees arrived in person, the attorney wrote on her Twitter, because Feinstein's office phones were down, and the team was "not taking any chances."

Shortly after, the tweet—which had a clear political slant—was gone. The Google lawyer, Priya Sanger, works on the products and payments team, according to her LinkedIn account. She did not return calls seeking confirmation and comment.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal


185 Corporate Counsel Urge Congress to Fund LSC

President Donald Trump routinely has sought corporate America’s voice on a range of issues, but will he and members of Congress listen to the 185 in-house counsel who are opposed to his zero budget for the Legal Services Corp.?

Leaders of corporate legal departments—representing technology, pharmaceutical, media, entertainment, retail and manufacturing, among other industries—urged Congress in a letter on Tuesday to preserve the LSC at a funding level of $450 million, essentially the same amount it received in fiscal year 2010 adjusted for inflation. The LSC’s fiscal 2017 budget request was $502 million.
Read the full story at The National Law Journal

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