Lawyers’ Use of Deal-of-the-Day Marketing Programs

November 6, 2013 in ABA, Advertising, Conflicts, Disclaimers, Internet Use, Websites

Lawyers may use deal-of-the-day or group-coupon marketing programs as a way  to sell goods and services. However, lawyers hoping to market legal services using these programs must comply with various
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Connecticut lawyers using the cloud must comply with duties to maintain confidentiality and supervise

July 23, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Connecticut, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security

Lawyers may use cloud services in their practice but must be conscientious to comply with the duties imposed by the Rules to knowledgeably and competently maintain confidentiality and supervisory standards.
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Ohio lawyers can use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients

July 23, 2013 in Advertising, Ohio, Solicitation

Ohio lawyers can use text messages to  solicit employment from prospective clients as long as the layer complies with advertising and solicitation rules and other potentially applicable statutes and regulations.
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Arizona attorneys are discouraged from using Groupon and Internet marketing vouchers to market their practices

May 15, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Attorney-client relationship, Confidentiality, Conflicts, Fee sharing

State Bar of Arizona Ethics Opinion 13-01 addressed whether an Internet marketing voucher or coupon sold by a lawyer for legal representation is consistent with the Arizona Rules of Professional
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Cloud Services — DropSmack

April 28, 2013 in Cloud, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Security

An interesting article describing the use of DropSmack to target networks via DropBox. In addition to broader considerations lawyers should consider before using cloud services, developments like this highlight the
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Lawyers may use .org suffix in domain name.

April 24, 2013 in Advertising, Arizona, Domain Names, Internet Use

For-profit Arizona law firms may use the .org domain name suffix as long as the website is otherwise not false or misleading. See Arizona Ethics Op. 11-04 (December 2011).

California lawyers may operate virtual law practices in the cloud

April 24, 2013 in California, Cloud, Internet Use

California lawyers may maintain a virtual law office in the cloud where communications with the client, and storage of and access to all information about the client’s matter, are conducted
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Oregon allows attorneys and agents to access private social media data in certain circumstances

April 24, 2013 in Internet Use, Oregon, Social Networking

Oregon lawyers may access publicly available information on social networking sites, can request access to non-public information if the person is not represented by counsel in the matter, and may
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