Professional Liability

Ethics Quick Tip: Think Twice Before Creating a Fake Facebook Account to Gather Evidence

Craig Alexander’s "Ethics Quick Tip" was included in the February 27, 2019 issue of Alabama Defense Lawyers Association e-newsletter.

A lawyer who establishes a fake Facebook page in an attempt to get evidence for a case can suffer a one-year suspension. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently ordered a one year (and a day) suspension of a former district attorney who created a fake page, using a fake name, finding that the attorney engaged in deception.  The ABA Journal’s report of the suspension can be read here:

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