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On The Florida Bar Guidelines for Networking Sites Approved by The Standing Committee on Advertising

Posted in Ethics, Law Firm Internet Marketing, Law Firm Websites, Marketing
Silly. Child-like. These are just a couple of ways The Florida Bar Guidelines for Networking Sites Approved by The Standing Committee on Advertising have recently been described. And as I wrote in Solely Social or Used to Promote?, they demonstrate a fundamental lack of understanding about how we communicate. You see, the Florida Bar would prefer to … Continue Reading

Law Firm Testimonials And Law Firm SEO

Posted in Ethics, Law Firm Internet Marketing, Law Practice Management, Local, Search Engine Optimization
Law firm testimonials are becoming much more important to effective law firm seo. As search engines and the web become more and more local and social, client ratings, reviews, and testimonials play an increasingly important role in terms of building visibility online. But how can legal professionals increase the quality and quantity of online reviews… Continue Reading

Legal Ethics Regulations: It’s The Content, Not The Method

Posted in Ethics
Now that the deadline for the ABA’s call for legal marketing ethics comments has come and gone, we have had the opportunity to see many perspectives on this important issue. We have maintained that the Constitution requires that, “Even when advertising communicates only an incomplete version of the relevant facts, the First Amendment presumes that … Continue Reading

Social Judges Allowed In Ohio

Posted in Ethics
As reported by Larry Bodine on Law Marketing Portal, in a very thorough analysis of a judge’s use of social media, the Supreme Court of Ohio’s disciplinary board has issued an advisory opinion outlining some of the ethical implications involved. To comply with Jud. Cond. Rule 1.2., a judge must maintain dignity in every comment, … Continue Reading

Blogging & The Constitution

Posted in Ethics
In the wake of the ABA’s recent call for comments on lawyers’ use of internet based client development tools, the legal blogosphere has been buzzing with discussions of the future of web technologies for legal professionals: What is the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 considering re law blogs? Announcing the MyShingle ABA Ethics 20/20 Portal … Continue Reading

ABA Law Firm Website Ethics

Posted in Ethics, Law Firm Websites
In August of this year, the ABA Standing Committe On Ethics And Professional Responsibility released Formal Opinion 10-457 on Lawyer Websites. While following the guidelines of the opinion may not make you completely compliant with your state bar’s rules on law firm websites, it does provide some excellent guidance of what you should be considering … Continue Reading