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Florida Bar will not appeal Federal judge’s order enjoining enforcement of past results rule as applied by Bar guidelines

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert with an update on the December 8, 2014 Federal Judge’s opinion which enjoined The Florida Bar from enforcing its guidelines regarding past results in attorney advertising in indoor and outdoor display, television and radio media as a violation of the First Amendment. The order/injunction is in the Read More

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The Florida Bar’s Board of Governors approves guidelines for advertising past results which prohibit past results on billboards and TV and radio advertisements

Hello and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the Guidelines for Advertising Past Results which were approved by the Florida Bar’s Board of Governors (BOG) on December 13, 2013 (and revised on 1/17/14) as well as the decision of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Advertising to disapprove 15 and 30 second television advertisements Read More

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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 Bar Rules.  The Guidelines for Advertising Past Results are attached and are here: https://www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBResources.nsf/Attachments/FB68CB88389B9FC785257C430053B5F9/$FILE/guidelines%20past%20results.pdf?OpenElement The Read More

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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 Certified (or the equivalent).  The staff opinion is here: https://it-lex.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Florida-Bar-Opinion-re-LinkedIn-Redacted.pdf     As you most likely already Read More

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Part 4 of a brief review of the comprehensive revised Florida lawyer advertising rules which become effective on May 1, 2013

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which the next installment of my summary review of the new Florida lawyer advertising rules which will become effective on May 1, 2013 at 12:01 am.  The Supreme Court of Florida’s opinion is at: https://www.floridasupremecourt.org/decisions/2013/sc11-1327.pdf. As I indicated in my previous Ethics Alert on the new Read More

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