California is well-known as a bastion of liberalism. The perpetual “blue state” is no stranger to high taxes and government regulations, and last year nearly voted to legalize marijuana. But California’s criminal justice system doesn’t extend as far to the left, illustrated by the state’s rejection of the American Law Institute’s Model Penal Code, and […]
But before the hegemonic rise of social media, lawyers couldn’t use all evidence available to them simply because it existed. There are ethical rules that attorneys must abide by, and that doesn’t change simply because social media marks new and untested territory. Writing for the New York Law Journal, Christopher Boehning and Daniel Toal point to three recent ethics decisions that may shed a light on the future of social media use for lawyers. These ethical quandaries include the debate over social media use among jurors, propriety issues surrounding social media, and the prospect of “friending” potential witnesses.