Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lawyers can't be two-faced on Facebook.

A New York ethics opinion says that lawyer can't create fake accounts and identities on Facebook and Youtube to entice contact with potential witnesses. When done by a lawyer, this is considered "dishonest" and is sanctionable.

But yet, a 30 year old male cop can pose as a 13 year old girl on-line to entice contact with the potential pedophile?

And what of the many ruses used to entice an evading defendant to accept service of legal process? This is done through an agency relationship with counsel, so isn't this effectively his dishonest behaviour?