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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NJ Supreme Court to Review Ethics of Defense Firm Facebook Investigation

The NJ Supreme will review the ethical propriety of the actions of a defense law firm whose attorney instructed a paralegal to "friend" the adverse party on Facebook for discovery purposes without disclosing the paralegal's relationship with the defense firm.

A-62-14  John J. Robertelli v. New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (075584)
Does the Director of the Office of Attorney Ethics have the authority to proceed with a grievance after a District Ethics Committee Secretary (with concurrence by a designated public member) has declined a grievance, pursuant to Rule 1:20-3(e)(3)?
Certification granted: 6/19/15
Posted: 6/19/15

Click here to read the decision below.

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