Social media.5Here are three very recent reminders about what not to do online.  These separate stories involve an Indiana lawyer and two judges:  one state and one federal.  Apparently human nature makes on-line misconduct irresistible to some people, even at the cost of their licenses to practice, and the risk of other professional embarrassment.

Don’t Steele

Social mediaA lawyer made an emotional appeal to a teen mother via Facebook message, begging her not to consent to her baby’s adoption.   The lawyer represented the baby’s biological father; the mother was not represented by counsel.  The lawyer’s conduct drew harsh criticism and a six-month suspension from practice when the Kansas Supreme Court considered it