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If a lawyer is arguing a case on Facebook without information

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If a lawyer is arguing a case on Facebook without information can it be considered professional misconduct?

If by "arguing a case," you mean that the attorney is disclosing confidential information about his/her client's case, then that would violate the Rules of Professional Conduct, and Bus. & Prof. Code 6068 ("It is the duty of an attorney to do all of the following:...(e)(1) To maintain inviolate the confidence, and at every peril to himself or herself to preserve the secrets, of his or her client."

If what you mean is that the attorney is arguing a case about a third party with whom the attorney has no professional relationship, then there is no rules violation.

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