Lawyers may look at what jurors post online, but only if it's available to the public. A colloquy on Twitter got me thinking about the rise of Social Media, and the duty of lawyers to zealously represent their clients. On the one hand, adequate preparation is more than a smart move by a lawyer; it is an ethical imperative. On the other hand, going too far can subject the lawyer to ethics charges for invading privacy. Where is the line? This excellent ABA Journal article from 2014 is a good place to start learning about the issue. In summary, anything that is available to the General Public is fair game. So, if a prospective juror overshares on Twitter, Facebook or other site, the lawyer has a duty to review the Social Media posts to determine bias and to properly represent the client. Where lawyers get into trouble, they have used ruses, or subterfuge, to trick other persons into revealing more about themselves than they are freely willing to share online. As more information makes it online, a lawyer's duty to a client becomes a problematic study in research and preparation. Be careful out there.