by PeterK

Iowa ethics opinion addresses e-mail encryption and out-of-state lawer websites

June 10, 1996 in Advertising, Confidentiality, E-mail, Iowa, Websites by PeterK

In Opinion 95-30, the Iowa Supreme Court Board of Professional Ethics and Conduct addresses (1) the application of Iowa rules on out-of-state lawyer websites and (2) e-mail encryption requirements. (May
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by PeterK

South Carolina ethics opinions discusses ethical issues associted with virtual practice

June 4, 1996 in Confidentiality, Internet Use, South Carolina by PeterK

Participation on general discussions on legal topics via electronic media is permissible. Ethics Advisory Opinion 94-27. However, the practice of law via electronic media creates several issues that may violate
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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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by PeterK

Proposed web site or bulletin board based lawyer referral program does not qualify as permitted referral service

May 24, 1996 in Advertising, Iowa, Lawyer Referral Services, Websites by PeterK

Iowa opinion 95-21 addresses a proposed bulletin board or web site based referral service program. (February 22, 1996).

by PeterK

Tennessee advisory opinion addressses e-mail and advertising rules

November 12, 1995 in Advertising, E-mail, Tennessee by PeterK

Tennessee #95-A-576 (July 6, 1995):  Advertising/publicity rules generally inapplicable when an lawyer responds through private electronic mail to an individual inquiry on a legal matter posted to the Internet.

by PeterK

Newsgroup postings are a form of improper solicitation

November 4, 1995 in Advertising, Disclaimers, Social Networking, Tennessee by PeterK

Tennessee #95-A-570 (May 17, 1995): Newsgroup postings are a form of improper solicitation similar to unsolicited phone contacts. Web sites must contain certification disclaimer if an area of practice is
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