BloggingFAIL, Right Here In Houston

Paul Kennedy is a DWI lawyer in Houston with a blog called The Defense Rests.

Let's check some recent highlights!!

Friday, August 7: Remember to Think Before You Post Online.
"In a talk at the ABA's Annual Meeting [Judge Susan Criss] reminded the attorneys in the room that what you put up on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace or a blog is out there for all the world to see....Just as I warn my clients to watch what they put up on their Facebook pages while a case is pending, we need to be careful what we put up for the world to see."

Wednesday, August 12: Harris County criminal judge resigns out of the blue.
"The rumor mill is a-swirling down at 1201 Franklin with the sudden resignation of the Hon. Donald Jackson, the presiding judge of Harris County Criminal Court at Law No. 3. As no one has yet to confirm the reason for Judge Jackson's resignation, I have prepared a generic statement to explain the goings-on on the 8th Floor of the Harris County Criminal (In)justice Center." Kennedy then included a fill-in-the-blanks resignation statement that included "I would like to apologize to my family, my colleagues, my supporters and the citizens of Harris County for _______________ and any embarassment it may have caused."

Wednesday, August 12: My Bad.
"Contrary to the information relayed to me last night, Judge Don Jackson has NOT resigned. I offer my humblest apologies to anyone who was harmed, hurt or offended by the piece. In no way was it my intention to imply that Judge Jackson had done anything wrong and, again, I apologize to anyone who was offended."

If only someone had told him about the dangers of the Internet!!

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