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Bar Association: Lawyers can scour social media sites




SAN FRANCISCO

Lawyers have been given the green light to scan the social media sites of jurors.

The American Bar Association said it’s ethical for lawyers to scour online for publicly available musings of citizens called for jury service — and even jurors in deliberations.

But the ABA does warn lawyers against actively “following” or “friending” jurors or otherwise invading their private Internet areas.

 

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