by PeterK

New Missouri advertising rules effective January 1, 2006

September 25, 2005 in Advertising, Missouri by PeterK

The Supreme Court of Missouri has promulgated revised advertising rules effective January 1, 2006 that will require, among other things, that ads warn clients not to hire lawyers based on
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Lawyer e-mail contacts via websites present ethical risks

May 17, 2001 in Advertising, Attorney-client relationship, Conflicts, Missouri, Websites by PeterK

By providing the opportunity to contact a law firm by e-mail through a website, law firms exposes themselves to certain risks. Opinion 20000179 (2000) (see also Opinion 20000103). Law firms can reduce
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Lawyers need to communicate with clients in person regarding the risks associated with e-mail

February 10, 2000 in Confidentiality, E-mail, Missouri by PeterK

It is unlikely that any form could be developed which would adequately explain the concerns associated with e-mail communication for all clients, without additional oral communication. Opinion 990007 (1999). Whether
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Lawyers may be listed on national association’s website

June 16, 1999 in Advertising, Disclaimers, Missouri, Websites by PeterK

Lawyers may be listed on a website by national association of lawyers. Opinion 980268 (1998).   Any information which states or implies specialization, or a higher level of competence in a
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Missouri bar highlights several ethical issues for unaffiliated lawyers creating websites to provide generalized legal information and access to lawyers

April 4, 1999 in Advertising, Attorney-client privilege, Attorney-client relationship, Conflicts, Disclaimers, E-mail, Missouri, Websites by PeterK

In opinion 980026, the Missouri bar analyzed the issues raised by a proposal by unaffiliated lawyers to provide generalized legal information offer access to three attorneys who are non-affiliated, private practitioners.
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Lawyers must inform clients of risks associated with e-mail and other modes of communication

February 5, 1999 in Confidentiality, E-mail, Missouri by PeterK

In informal advisory opinion 980137 (1998), the Missouri Bar revisisted its analysis in opinion 970230. Lawyers owe a duty to the client to advise of the risks of lawyers/client communications through a
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Lawyers sharing computer networks must block access to client files

January 4, 1999 in Attorney-client privilege, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Missouri by PeterK

Lawyers may not allow the office-sharing counsel to join lawyer’s computer network without blocking access to lawyer’s client files. Opinion 980030 (1998). The result would be different if that lawyer were
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Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct

November 8, 1998 in Missouri, Rules of Conduct by PeterK

The Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct are available online. The Legal Information Institute offers an additional copy.