[WARNING – CPR Opinion-provides advice under the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility which is superseded by the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, eff. 2/1/2007.]
Topic: Participation in On-line Attorney Referral Services
Syllabus of the Board:
If an online lawyer referral service is in compliance with the DR 2-103 of the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility and with the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Regulations, an attorney may pay the lawyer referral service a membership or registration fee as well as a fee calculated on a percentage of the legal fee earned.
Before participating in a lawyer referral service, an Ohio attorney should determine whether the referral service meets the requirements of DR 2-103(C)(1)(a) through (j) and complies with the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Regulations.
The full opinion is available at http://www.supremecourt.ohio…