Monthly Archives: September 2013

Florida Bar Staff Opinion states that Florida lawyers are prohibited from listing areas of practice on Linkedin.com “Skills and Expertise” page unless certified in those areas

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the September 11, 2013 Florida Bar Advertising Staff Opinion which states that Florida lawyers cannot list areas of practice on Linkedin.com “Skills and Expertise” page unless they are Board … Continue reading

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California Ethics Opinion reviews advertising restrictions on lawyers when posting and commenting on Facebook and other social media websites

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the 2012 California Formal Ethics Opinion which addresses a lawyer’s obligations when posting on Facebook and other social media websites.  The opinion is Cal. Formal Op. 2012-186 (12/21/12).  The … Continue reading

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Georgia lawyer who falsely witnessed a quitclaim deed and provided false responses to disciplinary complaint disbarred by the Georgia Supreme Court

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Georgia Supreme Court opinion which disbarred a lawyer who, inter alia, provided a false response to a disciplinary complaint.  The opinion is In the Matter of Donald … Continue reading

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South Carolina ethics advisory opinion states that lawyers are responsible for insuring that claimed third party website profiles and content comply with Bar Rules

Hello and welcome to this Friday the 13th edition of the Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the South Carolina ethics advisory opinion which states that lawyers who claim their profile on third party websites such as Martindale-Hubbell, SuperLawyers, LinkedIn, … Continue reading

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New York Ethics Opinion states that law firms are prohibited from listing areas of practice in the “Specialties” section of Linkedin.com

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent New York ethics opinion which addresses the ethics issues surrounding the use of Linkedin.com to describe the areas of practice of lawyers and law firms.  The ethics … Continue reading

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