Category Archives: Lawyers and social media

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 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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Illinois lawyer charged in disciplinary complaint with violating client confidences in response to unfavorable client review on AVVO

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent disciplinary complaint filed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission against an Illinois lawyer who, inter alia, allegedly violated her client’s confidences when she posted a … Continue reading

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Ohio Ethics Opinion states that lawyers may use text messages to solicit clients if all lawyer advertising rules are followed

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Ohio Ethics Opinion which states that the Ohio Bar rules permit lawyers to use text messages to solicit employment from prospective clients if they comply with … Continue reading

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Illinois Disciplinary Review Board recommends that lawyer receive 30 day suspension for making false and/or misleading statements on blog post and for misconduct in closing argument

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Illinois Disciplinary Review Board’s Report and Recommendation that a lawyer be suspended for 30 days for making false or misleading statements about her disciplinary record on … Continue reading

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