by Peter

Law Firm Sued Over Text Message Advertisements

October 20, 2014 in Advertising, Connecticut by Peter

A Connecticut resident is attempting to bring a class action suit against a New York law firm for allegedly violating a consumer protection law by sending out unsolicited text message
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by PeterK

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

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

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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Ohio lawyers can use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients

July 23, 2013 in Advertising, Ohio, Solicitation by PeterK

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 by PeterK

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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Lawyers may use .org suffix in domain name.

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

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).

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Virginia lawyers must include advertising disclaimer when blogging about a completed case.

March 1, 2013 in Advertising, Blogs, Virginia by PeterK

In Hunter v. VA Bar, No 121472 (February 28, 2013), the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond held that a lawyer’s blog about a completed case was commercial speech and
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Indiana lawyers should not use daily deal sites to market their services

February 12, 2013 in Advertising, Conflicts, Fee sharing, Indiana by PeterK

Indiana lawyers should not use Groupon or similar coupon or daily deal sites to market legal services. See Indiana Ethics Op. 2012-1.

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Maryland lawyers may offer “daily deals” like GroupOn to market their services

February 12, 2013 in Advertising, Maryland, Websites by PeterK

Maryland lawyers can use a third party company to offer discounted services to online customers as long as the lawyer takes steps to ameliorate potential ethical concerns that may be implicated by
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