Tag Archives: social media

It’s Facebook Official—ABA Releases Ethics Opinion Addressing Attorneys’ Review of Jurors’ Social Media Accounts

BY BRITTANY BROOKS — As the breadth of modern technology and the use of social media grow, the law is forced to grapple with society’s electronic expansion. In the context of professional responsibility, attorneys’ need for direction has become increasingly evident. The public nature of social media and other electronic databases has created new discovery […]

Can You “Friend” Your Judge? Florida’s Highest Court Will Decide

BY BRIAN SCHMELKIN — The Florida Supreme Court is expected to decide an extremely pertinent issue that has arisen as a result of the social networking wave: Can a judge preside over a case in which one of the attorneys is the judge’s Facebook “friend”? In Domville v. Florida, the Fourth District Court of Appeals […]

Miami Law Review’s 2013 Symposium: Social Media and the Law

BY KATHRYN YANKOWSKI — The Miami Law Review hosted its annual symposium February 16 and 17 in Coral Gables. This year, students, academics, judges, and practitioners examined the evolving legal landscape around social media, from IP issues to a discussion of who inherits your Facebook page when you die.The symposium began on Friday, February 16, […]

The Review Announces 2012-13 Academic Symposium — “Social Media & the Law”

On February 15 and 16, 2013, the University of Miami Law Review will host its annual academic symposium. This year, the symposium will hone in on the evolving legal responses to new challenges raised by social media. Our symposium will approach this expansive subject through panel discussions featuring leading academics, practitioners, and judges, as well […]

Don’t Surf My Shoulder: States Slowly Moving To Bar Employers’ Efforts To Obtain Applicants’ Social Media Info

BY BERNADETTE SADEEK — Imagine you’re minutes from being offered the job of your dreams. You’ve passed interviews and screenings with flying colors. There’s only one thing left before the prospective employer puts you in a corner office—you have to hand over all your social media passwords and usernames. A social-media-snooping requirement, a.k.a. “shoulder surfing,” […]