“Friending” judges and lawyers

With so many people on Facebook now, it was inevitable that conflicts would arrive with certain types of people becoming Facebook “friends” with each other. The Florida court system has addressed that conflict with Facebook-loving judges and lawyers, but other courts (including Westchester and Rockland) are sure to follow with some kind of policy.

Click here to read The Associated Press story about the Facebook controversy in Florida’s court.

What do you think? Should New York courts have a similar policy?

Rebecca Baker

Rebecca Baker joined The Journal News in March 2004. She covers Eastchester, Bronxville and Tuckahoe, and was previously the state and county courts reporter in Westchester County. In prior jobs, she covered the Town of Greenburgh and Rockland County government and politics. Before coming to The Journal News, she was a municipal reporter for newspapers in New Haven, Conn. and Warren, Ohio.