A Maryland attorney who launched a website to solicit business from lawyers in trouble with bar counsel claims he himself has landed in hot water with the chief prosecutor of wayward attorneys due to the site’s domain name: attorneygrievance.com.
An Ohio disciplinary panel says it is okay for lawyers to use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients.
A couple of Wisconsin personal injury lawyers had the chutzpah to use the last names of rival attorneys for keyword advertising on the Internet.
A court decided last month that the enterprising lawyers didn’t violate state privacy law, and experts now say that such a marketing scheme probably doesn’t violate
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A couple of enterprising Wisconsin lawyers set it up so that a link to their firm’s website would appear whenever a prospective client entered their competitors’ last names in Internet search engines.
Thursday, a state court decided that the clever scheme didn’t violate Wisconsin privacy law.
The state of Tennessee should decline to adopt attorney advertising regulations that would unnecessarily restrict truthful and non-misleading information available to consumers, the Federal Trade Commission recommended.
An attorney’s postings on social media websites may be subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising, a California State Bar committee has concluded in an ethics opinion.
A Texas criminal defense attorney’s unique advertising method has drawn the attention – and the ire – of Mothers Against Drunk Driving.
The Virginia Supreme Court has rejected proposed reforms in lawyer advertising regulations, refusing to relax requirements for disclaimers on claims about case results and tightening limits on the use of words such as “expert” and “specialist.”
An obscure North Carolina Rule of Professional Conduct says attorneys and law firms have to include their office address on advertising, but what does a virtual lawyer do? And what about those pens, key chains and other items lawyers like to hand out to clients?
To stand out from the crowd, lawyers in some states can advertise themselves as “specialists” in a given practice area, but they must be sure to follow state ethics rules.