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Seeking to mitigate the negative publicity swirling around his client ahead of a murder trial, defense attorney Charles Grose asked a judge to expand a gag order to include the victim’s mother, other members of her family and all their online supporters.

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A CLE program titled “War of the Roses in the Digital Age,” put on last month in Greensboro, included the presentation of a fake Facebook page that surprised attendees with its breadth of information and authentic feel. Family lawyer Ketan Soni had asked an attorney who would be at the seminar for permission to impersonate her virtually, using only information found online. Soni, who practices with Hull & Chandler in Charlotte, said the exercise illustrated how vulnerable clients’ virtual identities are to spouses with bad intentions.

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Ping pong balls kept bouncing into the attorneys standing near the table tennis area, but no one seemed to mind. They simply stepped aside to make room for the college students chasing the wayward balls. The attorneys kept talking and sipping their microbrews. This was a Legal Geek Meetup, and they were getting their networking done.

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