Ms. Ps & Qs’s Ethics Dilemma of the Month

Dear Ms. Ps and Qs:

This month, we have three related issues to discuss, all of which involve issues of disclosure:

(1) On Facebook or other social media, can a trustee “friend” a debtor represented by counsel and use that social media to look for assets or other information?

(2) Do I really, really need to have actual signatures on documents that I’m e-filing?

(3) If I’m just helping out a friend by serving as an appearance attorney, do I need to do all of the folderol of filing a Rule 2016 . . .

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