We use cookies on this site to enable your digital experience. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our cookie policy. close


Fla. Court Weighs Judge DQ Over Atty Facebook Friendship

Law360, Miami (August 2, 2017, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Florida appeals court is weighing a request to disqualify a judge for being Facebook friends with an attorney involved in a suit over which she presided, a case that might help clarify murky issues around what experts say is an increasingly common occurrence.

Florida's Third District Court of Appeal is considering a petition filed by the Herssein Law Group to disqualify Miami-Dade Judge Beatrice Butchko because of her Facebook friendship with opposing counsel Israel "Izzy" Reyes, who formerly served with Judge Butchko on the bench...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.