Legal Ethics and Social Media: What Pre-Litigation Advice May an Attorney Provide to His or Her Client?


Cheri A. Budzynski

When meeting with your client about a matter that will likely result in litigation, what advice can you give your client about privacy settings and removal of information from social media in the pre-litigation setting?  The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee recently provided a proposed advisory opinion regarding this situation, wherein a Florida Bar member asked the following questions: Continue reading


Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife


Kristina L. M. Wildman

Kristina L. M. Wildman

Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new features allow a user to make decisions regarding how the account will be managed after their death. As with many of the options for maintaining or cleaning up your online presence after your death, Facebook users must take steps during their lifetime in order to take advantage of these new features. Continue reading