Technology and Judicial Ethics
David C. Hricik
Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
March 31, 2014
This paper was written for judges to assist them in understanding: their obligations concerning Facebook and other social networking sites, including "friending" lawyers; the confidentiality of email, texts, and other e-communications; the use of the Internet by lawyers to research jurors or potential jurors; the use of the Internet by judges to research the facts and law; and how to admonish jurors not to use the Internet to research the case before them or to discuss it prior to deliberations.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 23
Keywords: ethics, judicial ethics, Facebook, social media
JEL Classification: K40
Date posted: April 1, 2014
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