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Proposed California state bar opinion offers guidance regarding blogs as lawyer advertising

February 25, 2015 in Advertising, Blogs, California, Websites by Peter

California’s Interim Formal Opinion 12-0006 suggests that advertising ethics rules should apply to law firms and lawyers that publish blog posts as part of their website. See the interim opinion
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LegalZoom Gets OK From South Carolina Supreme Court

April 25, 2014 in Internet Use, UPL, Websites by PeterK

The South Carolina Supreme Court ruled that LegalZoom’s services do not constitute the unauthorized practice of law. See summary at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog.

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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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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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Nebraska lawyers may use coupon sites to market legal services

February 2, 2013 in Advertising, Fee sharing, Nebraska, Websites by PeterK

Nebraska lawyers may advertise their services via Groupon and similar sites. Nebraska Ethics Opinion 12-03.

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Social Networking Communications By California Lawyers

January 10, 2013 in Advertising, California, Social Networking, Websites by PeterK

Material posted by an attorney on a social media website is subject to professional responsibility rules and standards governing attorney advertising if that material constitutes a “communication” within the meaning of
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Pennsylvania lawyers should not use coupon sites like Groupon to market legal sevices

January 14, 2012 in Advertising, Conflicts, Pennsylvania, Websites by PeterK

Pennsylvania lawyers should not use coupon sites to market their legal services. See Pennsylvania Ethics Op. 2011-027.

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South Carolina Opinion Permits Use of Groupon to Market Legal Services

January 3, 2012 in Advertising, South Carolina, Websites by PeterK

The use of “daily deal” websites to sell vouchers to be redeemed for discounted legal services does not violate the Rule 5.4(a) prohibition on sharing of legal fees, but the
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