Juror Investigation Using Social Media
Ethics Committee Opinion #2019-20/03


Under Rule 3.5, a New Hampshire lawyer may review a juror’s public social media presence online but may not contact the juror and must avoid any notification that the juror’s social media platform has been accessed by the lawyer. While a lawyer must exercise care, a review of a juror’s social media presence may be ethically required in providing competent representation under Rule 1.1.

Ethics Committee Opinion #2019-20/03 by the NHBA Ethics Committee. This opinion was submitted for publication to the NHBA Board of Governors at its June 19, 2020 meeting.

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