"Googling" the Judge and the Perception of Impartiality
Out-of-Court Speech, the Internet, and Judicial Ethics
Assessment of how technology, specifically the Internet and social networking, affects the scope and substance of acceptable judicial activities out of court.
Karen Eltis is a law professor specializing in Internet law and policy (privacy and data security), comparative law, and democratic governance. She is a tenured professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa, Canada (Section de droit civil), the former co-director of the Centre for Law, Technology and Society, and director of the Human Rights Centre. Professor Eltis is also an associate adjunct professor and visiting scholar at Columbia Law School in New York, where she focuses on the impact of new technologies on constitutional rights. She served as senior advisor to the National Judicial Institute where her focus was bijuralism, technology, and ethics. Fluent in French, English, Hebrew, Romanian, and Spanish, Professor Eltis holds law degrees from McGill University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and Columbia Law School (Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar). She clerked for Chief Justice Aharon Barak of the Supreme Court of Israel. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Ottawa, Professor Eltis was a litigation associate in New York City, practising in the area of international dispute resolution.