The American Bar Association released a formal ethics opinion on April 24 to clarify the lengths to which lawyers should go when checking out jurors and potential jurors on social media, such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

“Lawyers need to know where the line should be drawn between properly investigating jurors and improperly communicating with them. In today’s Internet-saturated world, the line is increasingly blurred,” ABA Formal Opinion 466 notes.

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