Lawyers Given OK to Review South Dakota Juror's Social Media Sites

Scott Swier
Founding Member, Attorney At Law
Posted on Jul 29, 2014

The American Bar Association (ABA) has ruled that lawyers are allowed to search a juror’s or potential juror’s public Internet presence, which can include postings by the juror in advance of and during a trial.

However, sending “friend” requests, “following” or other such access requests are considered an ethics violation, the ABA said.

 

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