The Ethical Limits Of Attorney Social Media Investigations

Law360, New York (July 7, 2015, 2:12 PM EDT) -- Over a billion. That is the number of people who interact on social media. Last quarter alone, Facebook boasted over 1.4 billion users.[1] LinkedIn has 347 million members, Instagram has 300 million, and Twitter has nearly 290 million.[2] YouTube acclaims more than a billion users.[3]

Given these figures across a variety of different social media outlets, it did not take long for the legal profession and social media to intersect, and attorneys are catching on. Indeed, attorneys are increasingly turning to social media for investigative purposes and as an informal discovery tool. But while Rule 1.1 of the New York Rules...

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