by PeterK

California lawyers may not communicate with mass disaster victims via Internet chat rooms

January 12, 2005 in California, Chat by PeterK

While an lawyer’s communication with a prospective fee-paying client in the mass disaster victims Internet chat room is not a prohibited solicitation such communication is improper as it is delivered
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by PeterK

Lawyers may not solicit prospective clients through Internet chat rooms

August 19, 2000 in Chat, Florida, Solicitation by PeterK

Lawyers may not solicit prospective clients through Internet chat rooms, defined as real time communications between computer users. See Florida Bar Adv. Op. A-00-1 (August 15, 2000).

by PeterK

West Virginia Rules of Conduct apply to all electronic communications about the services of lawyers who practice in West Virginia

November 20, 1998 in Advertising, Chat, Disclaimers, E-mail, Solicitation, Websites, West Virginia by PeterK

West Virginia Rules of Conduct apply to all electronic communications about the services of lawyers who practice in West Virginia, regardless of where the communication originates.  Opinion 98-03 (October 16, 1998). Websites,
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by PeterK

Vermont lawyer websites are subject to applicable ethics rules

November 8, 1998 in Advertising, Chat, Social Networking, Vermont, Websites by PeterK

Vermont advertising rules apply to Web sites, but the opinion may change with push technology where lawyers can direct information to subscribers. Opinion 97-05 This could raise solicitation and direct
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by PeterK

Utah lawyers may advertise via Internet website

November 10, 1997 in Advertising, Chat, E-mail, Solicitation, Utah, Websites by PeterK

Utah lawyers may operate and maintain a website and post advertisements to newsgroups, provided they comply with Rule 7. Opinion 97-10 (October 24, 1997).  Advertising through e-mail messages, which are
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by PeterK

Illinois websites are advertising and may implicate solicitation rules

June 3, 1996 in Advertising, Chat, Illinois, Social Networking, Solicitation, Websites by PeterK

Lawyer web sites are equivalent to telephone directory yellow pages. ISBA Opinion 96-10. (May 16, 1997).  Participation in bulletin board, chat group, or similar service may implicate solicitation rules. If
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