North Carolina State Bar 2014 Formal Ethics Opinion 5

Topic: Advising a Civil Litigation Client about Social Media

From the opinion

“Opinion rules a lawyer must advise a client about information on social media if information and postings on social media are relevant and material to the client’s representation. The lawyer may advise a client to remove information on social media if not spoliation or otherwise illegal.”

Rules: North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct 1.1, 1.3, 1.2(d)

Referenced Ethics Opinion:

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