Judges use Facebook too

“…That’s because Criss, a state court judge who is learning to adapt to social media as a way to connect with long-lost friends and is leveraging Facebook as a judicial campaign tool, has also learned a few things she didn’t expect.

Biggest surprise: Even lawyers don’t fully grasp how public social media is, even when privacy controls are in place.

“Anyone can cut and paste,” said Criss, who was part of a Friday ABA Annual Meeting program “Courts and Media in the 21st Century: Twitterers, Bloggers, the New Media, the Old Media, and What’s a Judge to Do?” sponsored by the ABA’s Judicial Division.

Criss recalled one time that a lawyer asked for a continuance because of the death of her father. The lawyer had earlier posted a string of status updates on Facebook, detailing her week of drinking, going out and partying. But in court, in front of Criss, she told a completely different story.”

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2 Responses to “Judges use Facebook too”

  1. alison esposito Says:

    Hi there,
    As of Monday the 15 th of march 2010 my employment will be Terminated, due to Comments on made on Facebook, Which i thought was private!
    Are you able to help me with applying for “Unfair dismissal ”
    I will give more you details if you think you my be able to assist.
    Regards
    Alison
    0430 044 489

    • Randy Wilson Says:

      Hi Alison,

      I’m sorry to hear of your misfortune. You are living in Australia? Then you need to talk with an Australian attorney about your situation. I’m in the USA.

      Regards,

      Randy Wilson

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