Social Media Terms of Use

The attorneys of Mansfield Law Corporation use social media to communicate.  This includes Twitter, Google, Facebook, LinkedIn, and other similar communication services.  These services, by their nature, do not allow for complete disclosures of the terms of use.  Whenever a social media service allows the posting of these terms of use, we have posted them on the main page or introductory page of our account on each such service.  We also, whenever possible if allowed by a social media service, link to these terms of use.

Please review the following terms and disclosures which apply to all social media postings.

Mansfield Law Corporation is a debt relief agency pursuant to 11 U.S.C. 528(a)(4) and assists individuals, families, and businesses file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.  The use of social media may be considered a communication under California Rule of Professional Conduct 1-400.  No legal relationship is created by the review of social media postings and no legal advice is provided.  No guarantee or warranty is provided that your case or matter will achieve any particular result and testimonials and endorsements provided on social media, if any, do not constitute a guarantee, warranty, or prediction about your matter or case. Each social media posting on behalf of Mansfield Law Corporation, to the extent it is considered a communication, is made on behalf of Mansfield Law Corporation and Andrew S. Mansfield, State Bar No. 174556 is responsible for all content.  All information contained in any social media posting may be factually substantiated by a credible source, including data from the United States Public Access to Court Electronic Records (PACER) system.  Detailed data are available on request.

California Business and Professions Code section 6158 ensures that attorney communications are not false, misleading or deceptive.  The precise code section states:

"In advertising by electronic media, to comply with Sections 61571.1 and 6157.2, the message as a whole may not be false, misleading, or deceptive, and the message as a whole must be factually substantiated. The message means the effect in combination of the spoken word, sound, background, action, symbols, visual image, or any other technique employed to create the message. Factually substantiated means capable of verification by a credible source."

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of PACER information, though we believe it is reliable.  We do not mean to imply that the volume of cases filed or handled should serve as the only metric by which one should choose a lawyer.  We do not intend to indicate that the number of cases filed provides a measurement of quality or service.  Figures are for Northern Division of the Central District of California and are sometimes provided by law firm, not by attorney.  Certain law firms have more than one attorney and this may factor into the number of cases filed by that firm.  In addition, the volume of bankruptcy legal work performed by a law firm may include matters that do not result in a "filing."  Such matters may include extensive litigation involvement, creditor representation, appellate work, or other financial distress representation.

The posting of information through social media may be considered a communication.  California Rule of Professional Responsibility 1-400 provides that a communication shall not contain any untrue statement.  It also provides factual information must be presented fairly and in context.  In particular, information on this and other attorney websites must not (among other things):

  • Contain any matter, or present or arrange any matter in a manner or format which is false, deceptive, or which tends to confuse, deceive, or mislead the public; or
  • Omit to state any fact necessary to make the statements made, in the light of circumstances under which they are made, not misleading to the public.

All information in our social media postings is, to the best of our ability, factual, verifiable, and presented for the benefit of the legal consumer.  We try hard to ensure that the facts are not presented in a misleading manner.  You can access PACER data to research these facts further and we encourage legal consumers to do just that.

If you have any questions or suggestions on the presentation of this information, please let us know.

Please email Andrew Mansfield for any further clarification or suggestions.