Lawyers and Social Media: From the Absurd to the Troubling

18 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2019

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David C. Hricik

Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law

Date Written: January 16, 2019

Abstract

This discusses bar opinions and case law addressing the legal ethical issues of using social media, including: (1) Interacting with Prospective Clients, Clients, and Former Clients Through Social Media; (2) Spoliation, Discovery, and Related Early Litigation Issues; (3) Why a Judge May not be Able to Have Friends. . . on Facebook, at Least; (4) At Trial: Using Social Media to Research Jurors, Counsel and Jurors’ Use of Social Media and the Internet, Juror’s Use of the Internet to Research Facts and Law, Juror’s Use of the Internet to Discuss the Pending Case, and Limiting Juror Research: Model Instructions and Beyond; (6) Judicial Use of the Internet and Social Media to Conduct Factual Research; and (7) other issues.

Keywords: legal ethics; facebook; linkedin; avvo

JEL Classification: K41

Suggested Citation

Hricik, David C., Lawyers and Social Media: From the Absurd to the Troubling (January 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3316821 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3316821

David C. Hricik (Contact Author)

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

1021 Georgia Ave
Macon, GA 31207-0001
United States

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