Thursday, January 17, 2013

Should Judges Allow Lawyers to Be Facebook Friends?

From my brief research only a few states have specifically addressed this issue through their lawyers ethics boards.  In my opinion, no, they should not as it gives the appearance of impropriety under the judicial ethics canons.  Here is a link to an article on this issue from Florida:

For judges who host blogs, such as this one, it is possible to block the names of "followers" so the judge does not know who they are.

Here is another article with a photo of our most famous "jurist":

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