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A New Social Network Entices Lawyers With Anonymity

Monica Zent, a Silicon Valley lawyer, has launched a new social network for attorneys that’s called Foxwordy. To join, lawyers have to submit to a “vetting” process to prove their bona fides. Then, Zent says, they can digitally schmooze in total privacy—not revealing their identities to other members. “Lawyers can finally have off-the-record conversations,” she explains in an interview.

Why would lawyers want to have off-the-record conversations with other lawyers whose identities they don’t know? Zent says that an attorney might desire information about a prospective employer, client, or opposing law firm—but might not want to reveal publicly that he or she needs the intel.