Oregon State Bar Formal Opinion 2013-189

Oregon State Bar Formal Opinion No. 2013-189 

Approved by Board of Governors, February 2013

Topic: Lawyers’ Use of Social Networks

Oregon lawyers may access publicly available information on social networking sites, can request access to non-public information if the person is not represented by counsel in the matter, and may in very limited circumstances advise or supervise an agent to access non-public information under Oregon’s Covert Activity Exception (Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct 8.4(b))

Relevant Law: Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct 4.2, 4.3, 8.4(b)

The full text is available at: http://www.osbar…