Category Archives: 2013 comprehensive Florida advertising rule revisions

Florida Bar will not appeal Federal judge’s order enjoining enforcement of past results rule as applied by Bar guidelines

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert with an update on the December 8, 2014 Federal Judge’s opinion which enjoined The Florida Bar from enforcing its guidelines regarding past results in attorney advertising in indoor and outdoor display, television … Continue reading

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Federal District judge finds that Florida Bar rules prohibiting past results as applied by the Bar violate First Amendment and enjoins enforcement

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent (12/8/14) Federal Southern District Judge’s opinion which granted summary judgment against The Florida Bar and enjoined the Bar from enforcing its guidelines regarding past results in attorney … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves guidelines for advertising past results which prohibit past results on billboards and TV and radio advertisements

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Guidelines for Advertising Past Results which were approved by the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors (BOG) on December 13, 2013 (and revised on 1/17/14) as well as the decision … Continue reading

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Florida law firm files federal suit challenging constitutionality of The Florida Bar’s 2013 advertising rules, including LinkedIn and “objectively verifiable” requirements

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent federal lawsuit which was filed in the U.S. Northern District of Florida by the law firm of Searcy, Denney et al and their named partners challenging … Continue reading

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Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves guidelines for advertising past results and revokes informal advisory opinion stating that LinkedIn violates Bar Rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent decisions of the Florida Bar Board of Governors, including approval of guidelines for advertising past results and revoking the staff advisory opinion stating the LinkedIn violates … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Statewide Committee on Advertising has reversed in part and affirmed in part the recent Bar Staff Opinion on LinkedIn

Hello everyone and welcome to this update of my October 14, 2013 Ethics Alert which will discuss the decision of The Florida Bar Standing Committee on Advertising (SCA) today (October 29, 2013) regarding the 9/11/13 Florida Bar Advertising Staff Opinion.  … Continue reading

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The Florida Bar’s Statewide Committee on Advertising has deferred consideration of informal opinion on Linkedin “Skills and Expertise” page until 10/29/13

Hello everyone and happy Columbus Day to you. This is an update of my 9/24/13 Ethics Alert blog which discussed September 11, 2013 Florida Bar Advertising Staff Opinion which states that Florida lawyers cannot list areas of practice on Linkedin.com … Continue reading

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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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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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The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising opines that lawyers may join business networking organizations and that solo lawyers may refer to themselves as ‘we’ in advertising

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent article in The Florida Bar News which provides information about the recent decisions of the Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising (SCA) which overturned Bar Advertising staff opinions … Continue reading

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