The Philadelphia Bar recently concluded that a lawyer should not use misleading tactics to gain access to an adverse witness's Facebook page. Today, the ABA Journal is covering another juicy legal ethics story involving Facebook. According to the story, "[a] North Carolina judge has been reprimanded for “friending” a lawyer in a pending case, posting and reading messages about the litigation, and accessing the website of the opposing party."
I was recently asked whether there are enough legal ethics issues involving Facebook and other social networking sites to warrant a CLE program. I said, "Not yet. But perhaps soon." Soon, indeed!