Category Archives: Florida Bar proposed Advertising Advisory Opinion

Florida Bar Board of Governors approves revised rule on qualifying provider fees and ethics opinion on “expert” and “specialist”

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss recent (October 12, 2018) vote of The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors to approve substantive revisions to Bar Rule 4-7.14 related to the use of “expert” and “specialist” and to … Continue reading

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Florida Bar proposed advisory opinion states that a lawyer may advise a client to remove information from social media pages before litigation

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent proposed Florida Bar ethics advisory opinion which finds that, inter alia, lawyers may ethically advise clients to “clean up” social media pages in anticipation of litigation “to … 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 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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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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