Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ohio Ethics Opinion states that lawyers may use text messages to solicit clients if all lawyer advertising rules are followed

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Ohio Ethics Opinion which states that the Ohio Bar rules permit lawyers to use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients if they comply with … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising issues proposed advisory opinion which cautions lawyers against using “hidden text” or another firm’s name in a website page “metatag”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent draft Proposed Advisory Opinion A-12-1 by the Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising which cautions lawyers on certain search engine optimization (SEO) tactics for websites, including using … Continue reading

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Georgia Supreme Court says reprimand is insufficient when, inter alia, a lawyer uses confidential client information to rebut client’s negative reviews on the internet

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Supreme Court of Georgia disciplinary opinion rejecting a proposed reprimand for a lawyer who, inter alia, posted confidential client information on the internet in response to … Continue reading

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