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ABA Ethics Opinion Regarding Judges and Use of Social Media

On Behalf of | Apr 30, 2013 | Firm News

The ABA has stated that judges may use social media but “must at all times act in a manner ‘that promotes public confidence in the independence, integrity and impartiality of the judiciary,’ and must ‘avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety.” based on Rule 1.2 of the Model Code of Judicial Conduct.  The ABA also cautions that judges must be particularly careful because the postings may go beyond his or her circle of social media contacts.  Read more