Missouri Bar Informal Opinion 2009-0003

Topic: Lawyer Friending Opposing Party

From the Opinion:

“Attorney’s request to be invited as a friend of Plaintiff’s Facebook/MySpace account would be a “communication” for purposes of Rule 4-4.2. Attorney may not send such a communication directly to plaintiff, in light of that rule”.

Relevant Law: Missouri Rule of Professional Conduct 4-4.2

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