Benjamin T. Ballou | Hodges & Davis Law Firm Northwest Indiana

In July of 2020, the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission issued an opinion advising lawyers about the ethical risks of third party comments or tags on a lawyer’s social media. The opinion was in response to a prospective or hypothetical question regarding the ethical rules of attorneys and how the rules apply to the hypothetical scenario.

In the opinion, the Commission discusses the “minefield” attorneys must negotiate in monitoring their social media pages and the risks involved in not doing so.

This is the third formal written advisory opinion issued since the Commission began the practice in April of 2018. It is the first advisory opinion issued in 2020.

To read the full advisory opinion please click the link below:

https://www.in.gov/judiciary/discipline/files/dc-opn-1-20.pdf

 

The information provided does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney/client relationship.  If you have any questions regarding the contents of this article, please contact the attorneys at Hodges and Davis.

 

Hodges & Davis- August 2020

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