Focusing on the ethical issues associated with the use of technology by legal professionalsMon, 29 Apr 2013 01:07:04 +0000http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.7enLawyers need to consider several aspects of duty of confidentiality for inquiries through a web site
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=396#commentsThu, 18 Jan 2007 03:29:43 +0000PeterkConfidentialityWebsitesAdvertisingDisclaimersWashingtonConflictsSolicitationhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2007/03/06/lawyers-need-to-consider-several-aspects-of-duty-of-confidentiality-for-inquiries-through-a-web-site/Lawyers must consider confidentiality and other ethical issues associated with inquiries they receive through a website. Informal opinion 2080 (2006).
http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=396Washington lawyers may not participate in a proposed online for-profit referral service
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=395#commentsSun, 07 Jan 2007 03:11:52 +0000PeterkLawyer Referral ServicesWebsitesWashingtonhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2007/02/06/washington-lawyers-may-not-participate-in-a-proposed-online-for-profit-referral-service/Washington opinion 2106 (2006) addresses several ethical concerns raised by a lawyer’s propsed participation in an online for-profit referral service.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=395Washington Bar and SEC exchange views on effect of the SEC’s Sarbanes-Oxley regulations on Washington lawyers’ obligations under the Washington Rules of Professional Conduct
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=58#commentsMon, 04 Aug 2003 04:00:00 +0000PeterkConfidentialityWashingtonhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/?p=58An interesting exchange between the Washington State Bar and the SEC regarding the interplay between Sarbanes-Oxley Section 307 and the Washington Rules of Professional Conduce 1.6. The State’s Special Committee for the Evaluation of the Rules of Professional Conduct (”Ethics 2003 Committee”) letter is available online as is the SEC’s July 23rd response.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=58Lawyer may participate with a for-profit Internet entity that provides users access to list of lawyers willing to provide services for fixed fees or lower rates
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=393#commentsThu, 11 Apr 2002 03:07:14 +0000PeterkLawyer Referral ServicesWebsitesAdvertisingWashingtonFee sharinghttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2002/04/10/lawyer-may-participate-with-a-for-profit-internet-entity-that-provides-users-access-to-list-of-lawyers-willing-to-provide-services-for-fixed-fees-or-lower-rates/A Washington lawyer is not prohibited from entering into an agreement, such as that required by the for profit Internet entity that operates a Web site providing users of the site access to lawyers who are willing to provide legal services for fixed fees or lower hourly rates. Informal opinion 1947 (2001) Such an agreement does not entail fee sharing with a nonlawyer, and/or indirect payment of a referral fee to a for profit referral service.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=393Lawyers are responsible for ensuring that all communications made in a Web based directory concerning the lawyer and the lawyer’s services are truthful and are otherwise in compliance with the Rules of Profesional Conduct
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=394#commentsMon, 18 Mar 2002 03:09:18 +0000PeterkLawyer Referral ServicesWebsitesAdvertisingWashingtonhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2002/03/17/lawyers-are-responsible-for-ensuring-that-all-communications-made-in-a-web-based-directory-concerning-the-lawyer-and-the-lawyers-services-are-truthful-and-are-otherwise-in-compliance-with-the-rules-of/Washington lawyers may use out-of-state Internet lawyer referral services that operate in a similar fashion to Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Informal opinion 1955 (2001) Lawyers are responsible for ensuring that all communications made in a Web based directory concerning the lawyer and the lawyer’s services are truthful and are otherwise in compliance with the Rules of Profesional Conduct.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=394Lawyers may use website to allow clients to produce estate planning documents via the Internet
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=391#commentsWed, 07 Mar 2001 03:00:18 +0000PeterkConfidentialityWebsitesWashingtonhttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2001/03/06/lawyers-may-use-website-to-allow-clients-to-produce-estate-planning-documents-via-the-internet/A proposed lawyer web site that allows clients to have estate planning documents produced via the Internet appears to comply with confidentiality provisions of Washington rule 1.6. Informal opinion 1916 (2000).
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=391Proposal by Washington lawyer to participate as owners of Internet company raises ethical concerns
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=392#commentsThu, 08 Feb 2001 03:02:51 +0000PeterkConfidentialityWebsitesAdvertisingWashingtonFee sharinghttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/2001/02/07/proposal-by-washington-lawyer-to-participate-as-owners-of-internet-company-raises-ethical-concerns/Proposal by a Washington lawyer participate as owners in a company, in which other owners are presumably not lawyers, to market the firm’s legal services through a Web site raises fee sharing and otehr ethical concerns. Informal opinion 1930 (2000).
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=392Proposal to open National Internet Law Office does not comply with Washington advertising rules
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=390#commentsWed, 07 Apr 1999 02:57:06 +0000PeterkConfidentialityAdvertisingWashingtonConflictsFee sharinghttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1999/04/06/proposal-to-open-national-internet-law-office-does-not-comply-with-washington-advertising-rules/Proposal to open National Internet Law Office does not comply with Washington state advertising rules relating to trade names and raises conflicts, fee splitting, and confidentiality concerns. Informal opinion 1831 (1998).
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=390Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=372#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 03:30:20 +0000PeterkWashingtonRules of Conducthttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/washington-state-rules-of-professional-conduct/Washington State Rules of Professional Conduct are available online. The Legal Information Institue offers another copy.
]]>http://www.legalethics.com/?feed=rss2&p=372Washington State Ethics Opinions
http://www.legalethics.com/?p=371#commentsMon, 09 Nov 1998 03:28:53 +0000PeterkWashingtonEthics Opinionshttp://www.legalethics.com/wordpress/1998/11/08/washington-state-ethics-opinions/Washington State ethics advisory opinions are available online.