Thursday, July 17, 2014

ABA Says Its Ethical To Research Jurors Through Social Media



The American Bar Association has issued a report indicating that it is ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available information regarding jurors.   However, the report does caution attorneys against actively “following” or “friending” jurors or otherwise attempting to invade the private internet areas of the potential jurors.   Among the online sites noted for such research purposes were Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.  

Click HERE to Review the Formal Opinion entitled "Lawyer Reviewing Jurors' Internet Presence" by the Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association (April 24, 2014).

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