Social Media An Ethical Minefield For Attorneys

Law360, Los Angeles (April 13, 2012, 9:55 PM EDT) -- Evidence from social media platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter comes freighted with potential ethical pitfalls for prosecutors, criminal defendants and civil litigators alike, a panel agreed Friday at an American Bar Association conference on e-discovery in government investigations.

Loyola Law School Professor Laurie Levenson pointed to a recent North Carolina case, Isaiah Lester v. Allied Concrete Co., in which counsel for a man suing over the death of his wife in a cement truck accident advised his client to remove a certain photograph from Facebook....
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