The Wall Street Journal Law Blog reports that a Florida judge has been disqualified because she sent a "friend" request on Facebook to a party in a divorce case. According to the story, the judge sent a friend request on Facebook to the wife before a final judgment was entered in the divorce proceeding. The wife did not respond to the judge's Facebook request, and the wife's attorney alleged that the judge subsequently retaliated against her in the final judgment. An appellate court ruled that the judge was disqualified from the case, stating that the Facebook request “placed the litigant between the proverbial rock and a hard place: either engage in improper ex parte communications with the judge presiding over the case or risk offending the judge by not accepting the ‘friend’ request." Attorneys, especially litigators and judicial officials, have to tread carefully on social media, which is why the ABA has published tips on navigating social media for attorneys -- worth checking out.