Judicial Ethics Advisory Rules Florida Judges Cannot Facebook Friend Lawyers
The Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee went over a case about whether judges are allowed to accept “social networking” friendship on Facebook. It turns out that it is not acceptable. That means there may be some un-friending of lawyers by judges in Florida in the near future.
Although the debate points out that accepting a friend request these days are the equivalent of exchanging business cards, but that wasn’t a good enough metaphor. BusinessInsider interestingly questioned whether following lawyers on Twitter is similar to friending people. Mull on that, Judicial Board.This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at +AmitChowdhry