Legal advertising rules are overly restrictive and underenforced, APRL’s report says

On June 22, 2015, the Regulation of Lawyer Advertising Committee of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) issued the 2015 Report of the Regulation. The Committee was created by APRL in 2013 to analyze the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct and study the various states’ approaches to regulating lawyer advertising with the goal […]

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Federal Trade Commission, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title 16, Chapter I, Subchapter B, Part 255

Section §255.0 – Purpose and definitions: “The Guides represent administrative interpretations of laws enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the guidance of the public in conducting its affairs in conformity with legal requirements. Specifically, the Guides address the application of Section 5 of the FTC Act (15 U.S.C. 45) to the use of […]

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ABA Techreport 2014 publishes article on law firms and information security

The ABA published an interesting article describing law firms’ use of technology to protect information. In addition to describing 2014 trends, the article suggests that lawyers should keep abreast of technology in order to have up-to-date security programs. The article, Security, by David Ries is available at http://www.americanbar… Follow us on& Like us on   

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Handbook on Lawyer Advertising and Solicitation

The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising, Tenth Edition, 2013   TABLE OF CONTENTS: Introduction When the Lawyer Advertising Rules Apply When the Lawyer Advertising Rules Do Not Apply Prohibited Forms of Solicitation Regulations Governing Content Additional Regulations for Direct Mail & Email Communications to Prospective Clients– Rule 4-7.18 19 Lawyer Referral Services – Rule […]

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New York City Bar’s Advertising FAQ

The New York City Bar Committee on Professional Ethics prepared a series of common questions regarding New York’s lawyer advertising and solicitation rules that were adopted within the past few years and included in the Rules of Professional Conduct that became effective in April 2009.   The full text is available at http://www.nycbar.org…

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