Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Judges using Facebook in Ohio

Following on yesterday's post on Facebook, the Board of Commissioners on Grievances & Discipline of Ohio has issued an advisory opinion examining the ethical implications of judges using social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. The opinion advises judges that social media use is permitted but must be done with caution, and it offers wide ranging, specific guidance to judges on how to navigate the new waters of social media without violating judicial canons that require judges to avoid even the appearance of bias or impropriety. Go here and here for more on the story. The Opinion itself is available here as a word document.

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