An Oregon attorney barely escaped death yesterday after committing two of the “10 Deadly Mistakes Attorneys Make When Using Social Media.” Pauline Jamison-Tornaldo, a solo attorney who practices family law and bankruptcy, is listed in critical condition at a Eugene Hospital after failing “to take her contacts offline” and by not “tracking the results” of her social media activities. While surgeons are optimistic for her ultimate recovery, they indicated it would be slow, given that Jamison-Tornaldo’s mistakes were “grievous” and resulted in extensive internal injuries.
“I thought she was just having some fun,” her husband, Jorge Tornaldo, said when asked about his wife’s social media gaffes. “But it just got deadly serious so fast. I just wasn’t watching, I guess.”
Social media mistakes killed four lawyers in 2010, though the mistakes came prior to the recent disclosures of the 10 deadly mistakes lawyers often make. The American Bar Association has since appointed a task force to look into the issue and expects to issue an advisory opinion in early 2029, when all social media except Quora is expected to be dead.