Category Archives: Florida Bar ethics

Florida Bar provides notice that proposed opinion stating that out-of-state lawyer may practice law remotely is pending final court action

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Florida Bar’s notice that Proposed Advisory Opinion FAO #2019-4 stating that an out-of-state lawyer may practice federal law remotely from his Florida home is pending final Florida Supreme … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Opinion 496 addresses ethics issues related to lawyer responses to online criticism and provides guidance

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which discusses recent American Bar Association (ABA) Formal Opinion 496, which addresses ethics issues related to lawyer responses to online criticism and provides guidance.  ABA Formal Opinion 496 is here:  https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/professional_responsibility/aba-formal-opinion-496.pdf As … Continue reading

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Florida Bar UPL Committee issues proposed opinion stating that out-of-state lawyer may practice federal law remotely from Florida home

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals opinion which reversed a federal district court opinion upholding a New Jersey guideline prohibiting a lawyer from posting judicial opinion excerpts praising … Continue reading

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ABA Formal Ethics Opinion 493 addresses Model Rule 8.4(g) prohibiting harassment and discrimination based upon, inter alia, race, sex, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the (very) recent (July 15, 2020) American Bar Association Formal Opinion 493 titled “Model Rule 8.4(g): Purpose, Scope, and Application”, which provides guidance on application of the rule prohibiting harassment … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Board of Governors reverses advertising opinion and finds that solicitation rules apply to targeted social media

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent Florida Bar Board of Governors (BOG)  reversal of a Florida Bar advertising committee opinion that found that targeted social media advertisements were not subject to the solicitation … Continue reading

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Florida Bar Ethics Committee votes to publish proposed opinion providing guidance in responding to negative online reviews

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert, which will discuss the recent vote by the Florida Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee (PEC) to publish a proposed ethics advisory opinion providing guidance to lawyers in responding to negative online reviews and … Continue reading

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Florida UPL Committee will consider New Jersey lawyer’s request for formal advisory opinion regarding remote practice from Florida

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss a New Jersey lawyer’s request for formal advisory opinion regarding remote practice related to non-Florida matters from his Florida home.  The lawyer’s request for the formal UPL opinion is … Continue reading

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Proposed Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-7.18 would permit exchange of contact information at business events and on business related social media

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the proposed revisions to the Comment to Florida Bar Rule 4-7.18 which would permit the exchange of contact information at business events and on business-related social media, with caveats. The … Continue reading

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