Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Florida Ethics Committee Says Judges Shouldn't be Facebook Friends with Lawyers

Last month, a Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee in Florida issued an opinion stating that a judge may not be Facebook friends with (or list as contacts on other social networking sites) lawyers who may appear before the judge.

Really? Going so far as to say no friending lawyers who may appear before the judge?! I understand judges should avoid even the appearance of impropriety . . . but might this opinion go a little too far?

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