Saturday, April 26, 2014

Looking at juror social media profiles OK: ABA

The ABA issued an ethics opinion on whether lawyers may look up prospective jurors on social media.

"Lawyers who want to pick through troves of public information that jurors or potential jurors put on the Internet about themselves may do so, but they may not communicate directly with the jurors, such as asking to 'friend' them on Facebook, according to a formal ethics opinion issued today by the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professionalism."