OMG!! BEWARE OF JUDGES ON FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA!!

OMG!! BEWARE OF JUDGES ON FACEBOOK AND SOCIAL MEDIA!!

The American Bar Association has issued an opinion that judges need to be alert as to who they friend on Facebook and other social media. Check out the article at http://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/formal_opinion_462.authcheckdam.pdf

Think about this for a minute. You are going to your divorce trial or custody trial in Howard County, and you have a Howard County divorce attorney. Your spouse has a Howard County divorce attorney. The judge is a Howard County judge.

And they are all friends on Facebook with each other!

Should they be? Does it give an appearance of impropriety? Is it even fair?

These are questions your Howard County divorce attorney should easily answer for you. Does it even matter? Some litigants may think so. Others, not so much.

If I were having my divorce cae, custody case, alimony case, high asset case, or domestic violence case tried by a Howard County judge, I would want to know whether my spouse’s Howard County divorce attorney is Facebook friends with the judge.

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