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Lawyer posts his client's drug sale to the police on YouTube

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Several issues arise when dealing with social media an attorneys.  First, there is a duty of confidentiality to the client under Illinois Supreme Court Rules. Until last week, there were issues with violating the Illinois Eavesdropping Statute.  Additionally, there is the issue of attorneys having the same free speech rights as other citizens. In this Illinois State Bar Association's article, a lawyer posted a video on YouTube of his client selling drugs to the police and was subsequently suspended for five months.

Http://www.isba.org/ibj/2014/05/lawpulse/lawyersuesafterhisyoutubepostofclie

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