August 31, 2016 Top Story

High Court OKs Ethics Case Based on Paralegal's Improper Use of Facebook

Court finds that attorneys can be prosecuted for social media investigation tactics

Onika K. Williams

A state bar ethics office can prosecute the alleged misconduct of two attorneys who used Facebook as an investigatory tool, says the New Jersey Supreme Court. Robertelli v. N.J. Office of Attorney Ethics serves as a warning for attorneys to be cautious when using social media as an investigatory tool, even if only procedurally specific to the New Jersey ethics system.

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