Judicial Ethics Advisory Rules Florida Judges Cannot Facebook Friend Lawyers

Posted Dec 10, 2009

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.