A Florida state bar rule requiring lawyers to submit broadcast advertisements for review 20 days before airing doesn’t violate the First Amendment, the 11th Circuit has ruled.
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Most of the controversial rules restricting attorney advertising in New York violate the First Amendment, the 2nd Circuit has ruled. The rules bar testimonials by clients on pending matters, attention-getting techniques that are not relevant to legal competence, law firm ...Read More »
For the first time in almost 30 years, the Federal Trade Commission has issued guidelines governing testimonials and endorsements – and for the first time, included guidance that covers bloggers and other online social media platforms.Read More »
In the latest round in the national battle over legal advertising, a U.S. District Court judge recently ruled that Louisiana’s proposed rules for attorney Internet advertising are unconstitutional – but other advertising regulations of print and television media are permissible.Read More »
A federal judge on Monday declared unconstitutional new Louisiana rules limiting an attorney’s use of the Internet and celebrity endorsements in advertising. However, the judge upheld most of the other restrictions on lawyer advertising recently adopted by the state’s supreme court.Read More »
Two states recently weighed in on the controversial issue of attorney advertising. Maine’s new Rules of Professional Conduct are slightly less restrictive than the American Bar Association’s Model Rules, although they do include “aspirational goals” on lawyer advertising. The rules go into effect on Aug. 1, 2009. In Alabama, the state supreme court adopted a change that will affect written communications with potential clients.Read More »