Tag Archives: ethics

Sep 3
2013
8:32 PM

Twitter posts result in loss of job and disciplinary action

A research attorney working for the Kansas Court of Appeals lost her job and now faces disciplinary action from the Kansas state bar. It's all because of tweets she sent about a former Kansas attorney general with his own ethics issues. The former AG was appearing in front of the Kansas Supreme Court regarding his conduct while attorney general. The research attorney was apparently viewing the proceedings online using her work computer from her office in the same building. She sent several colorful tweets (you can read the text of her ill-advised tweets here). She later said that she'd intended the tweets for a few friends and didn't realize they were publicly visible.

Source
ABA Journal article: Fired over 'naughty boy' tweet about ex-AG's ethics case, court research lawyer is now on hot seat.

[JML]