Lawyers and Social Media: From the Absurd to the Troubling
18 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2019
Date Written: January 16, 2019
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
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