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New York City Bar Association issues ethics opinion addressing LinkedIn profiles and New York attorney advertising rules

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Formal Opinion of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Ethics which concluded that a lawyer’s LinkedIn profile is not … 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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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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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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