Category Archives: Lawyers and social media

Law firm requests Florida Supreme Court to invoke discretionary jurisdiction challenging judge’s finding that Facebook “friendship” with lawyer is not disqualifying

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert update which will discuss the recent (10/17/17) Notice that was filed with the Florida Third District Court of Appeal (and docketed with the Florida Supreme Court) seeking to invoke the discretionary jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Virginia Supreme Court makes revisions to lawyer advertising rules which streamline the rules and reduce their number

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent Virginia Supreme Court opinion which adopted revisions to the Virginia Bar Rules which streamline the lawyer advertising rules and reduce the number of rules.  The Virginia Supreme … Continue reading

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Washington D.C. lawyer receives informal admonition for revealing client confidences in response to client’s negative website comments

  Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent informal admonishment of a Washington D.C. lawyer who responded to a client’s negative and critical comments and revealed confidential and specific information about her case, … Continue reading

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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 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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New York ethics opinion states that lawyers cannot reveal client confidences solely to respond to a former client’s criticism on a lawyer-rating website

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent New York State Bar Association ethics opinion which states that lawyers cannot reveal client confidences solely to respond to a former client’s criticism on a lawyer-rating website. … 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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