Technology and Judicial Ethics

23 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2014

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David C. Hricik

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Date Written: 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.

Keywords: ethics, judicial ethics, Facebook, social media

JEL Classification: K40

Suggested Citation

Hricik, David C., Technology and Judicial Ethics (March 31, 2014). Available at SSRN: or

David C. Hricik (Contact Author)

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law ( email )

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