Ken Strutin, director of legal information services at the New York State Defenders Association, writes that online social networking imposes a unique burden on the judicial component of our system. Online profiles are "public" in nature, and the items posted there can raise issues depending on their content and affiliation. And a profile could invite inquiries from the public or litigants about some matter before the court, or potentially convey the wrong impression about the extent of the relationships of any attorney, litigant or expert "friends."
Pitfalls of Social Networking for Judges and Attorneys
New York Law Journal
March 16, 2010
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