Florida Judges And Fort Lauderdale Divorce Attorneys Can’t Be Facebook Friends

The Miami Herald is reporting that Florida’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee believes that Florida judges should not be friends with lawyers on Facebook or other social networking websites. In the ruling, the committee held that when judges and lawyers are “friends” it creates a conflict of interest. The online friendship could be interpreted that lawyer “friends” are in a special position to influence a judge. However, judges are permitted to post items and links on other judge’s social networking websites.