Why ABA Opinion on Jurors and Social Media Falls Short

, New York Law Journal


We write in response to ABA Formal Opinion 466 entitled, "Lawyer Reviewing Jurors' Internet Presence," issued April 24, 2014. It provides in relevant part that it is not an ethically prohibited communication if "a juror or potential juror may become aware that a lawyer is reviewing his Internet presence when a network setting notifies the juror of such."

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