So, I’ve been producing a course on the legal ethics of social media use the last week. And it seems like every day now I read a story about lawyers behaving badly online. First, it was the DA that was partly suspended for setting up a fake Facebook account for snooping on defendants and witnesses.
Online Legal Ethics
Yes, your online conduct can get you suspended – or even disbarred. Think twice before you send that nasty tweet to opposing counsel.
Today, I read about how the Florida Bar has to obtain an emergency suspension against a Florida attorney because of her “terrorist legal tactics” and her social media ‘attack of massive and continuous proportions’ against the opposing attorney in a domestic violence action. Just remember, if you can’t say it in the hallway of the courtroom, you can post it to twitter, Facebook or Instagram.