5 Easy Ways for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants to Take Over the World Using Social Media

I have a few RN friends on social media who focus on personal social networking, but haven’t yet used social media to grow their legal nurse consulting business and expand their network of CLNC subcontractors. Social media is indeed taking over the world, which makes it even more important that Certified Legal Nurse Consultants are in the social media conversation. To that end, here are five ways you can build your social network:

Social Media Warnings for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

Social Media Warnings for Certified Legal Nurse Consultants

Social media accounts such as Facebook®, Twitter®, Instagram® and their like present a wealth of potentially damaging information for both plaintiff and defense. Many people leave those accounts open to public viewing, indexing and searching. It’s common and considered standard practice for attorneys to review the public and private social media accounts of their own client and the public social media accounts of the opposing parties, expert witnesses and even jurors for potentially useful or damaging information. Attorneys research those social media accounts before, during and after litigation.

Many account owners set the privacy settings to allow only “friends” or approved parties to view their posts. If an attorney requests you, as a Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, to “friend” or infiltrate an opposing party’s or juror’s private account, don’t do it. Attorneys are themselves ethically prohibited from doing so and ethically prevented from instructing someone else to do the same. The attorney should always obtain the information through the proper discovery process.

While social media is certainly a minefield,

*The opinions and statements made by Vickie Milazzo, the founder of Medical-Legal Consulting Institute, Inc. are based on her experiences and expertise, should not be applied beyond the specific context provided, and do not guaranty or project actual results. Vickie Milazzo is no longer involved in the operations or management of the business, but is involved as an independent education consultant.

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