Source: New Social Media Opinions: West Virginia and Colorado | Legal Ethics in Motion
from the Professional Responsiblity Program at U of Miami Law School:
New Social Media Opinions: West Virginia and Colorado | Legal Ethics in Motion
by Professional Responsibility and Ethics Program (PREP) //University of Miami School of Law
Recently, two more states, West Virginia and Colorado, joined the legal ethics conversation regarding social media, issuing opinions that are generally consistent with most other states’ social media opinions.
In September 2015, the Lawyer Disciplinary Board of West Virginia issued new social media and social networking guidelines titled “Social Media and Attorneys.” Specifically, the Board addressed the following topics: attorney competency, taking down posts, avoiding contact with represented persons, contacting unrepresented persons, monitoring third-party reviews and endorsements, protecting confidentiality, honesty in endorsing other lawyers, researching jurors, friending judges, and avoiding inadvertent lawyer-client relationships.
To read the full West Virginia opinion, click here. To read the full Colorado opinion, click here.