by PeterK

California lawyer can use unfair competition law against online legal service provider

April 24, 2013 in California, Internet Use, UPL by PeterK

A California lawyer’s lawsuit against on online legal service provider alleging unauthorized practice of law withstood a demurrer. See Law Offices of Mathew Higbee v. Expungement Assistance Services, Cal. Ct.
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Virginia issues ethics opinion regarding a virtual law office and the use of the cloud

April 10, 2013 in Cloud, Confidentiality, Electronic Files, Internet Use, Virginia by PeterK

Virginia lawyers must take care using a virtual law office or shared executive suite.  Virginia Legal Ethics Opinion 1872 (March 29, 2013). When a lawyer is using cloud computing or any
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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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Final Ethics 20/20 Resolutions

February 20, 2013 in ABA, UPL by PeterK

On February 11, 2013, the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 filed revised resolutions 107 A & 107 B relating to limited practice authority for foreign In-House Counsel.

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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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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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Alabama lawyers may not use daily dal sites like GroupOn

January 15, 2013 in Advertising, Alabama, Conflicts, Fee sharing by PeterK

Alabama lawyers may not use of websites like Groupon to sell their legal services because it violates the ethics rule against sharing legal fees with nonlawyers, as well as the
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