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Friend or Foe, Part II: More on Social Networking in the Courtroom

In last month's column, I covered the ethical issues that arise when an attorney seeks to "friend," through a third party, an adverse witness or party on a social networking site. This month we continue with a further exploration of social networking in litigation, this time about judges and the lawyers who appear in front of them becoming "friends."

The quick answer, by the way, is, "No, they can't."

Clifford F. Shnier

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