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California Ethics Opinion addresses ethics issues related to lawyer blogging and advertising and provides guidelines

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss the recent California Formal Ethics Opinion which addresses ethics issues related to lawyer blogging and advertising and provides guidelines for lawyers who blog.  The Opinion is The State Bar of California Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct Formal Opinion No. 2016-196 and the Read More

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California interim ethics opinion addresses when lawyer blogging is subject to regulation under Bar Rules

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert which will discuss lawyer blogging and the interim opinion of the State Bar of California which addresses the topic of lawyer blogging and when lawyer blogs may be subject to regulation under the California Bar Rules and advertising statute.  The interim ethics opinion is The State Bar Read More

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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 ethics opinion is here: http://ethics.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/9/documents/Opinions/CAL%202012-186%20%2812-21-12%29.pdf The California State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Read More

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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 a public blog post and engaging in misconduct in closing arguments as a prosecutor in Read More

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Virginia Supreme Court rules that Virginia Bar cannot prosecute lawyer who named clients and discussed cases on public blog without their permission but can require a disclaimer

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the recent Virginia Supreme Court opinion which ruled that the Virginia State Bar cannot prosecute a lawyer for naming clients in a public blog; however, the Virginia Bar Rules can require a lawyer to place an advertising disclaimer on a blog originating from Read More

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Illinois disciplinary commission files complaint against lawyer alleging, inter alia, that her public blogs were false and prejudicial to the administration of justice

Hello everyone and welcome to this Ethics Alert blog which will discuss the disciplinary Complaint that was recently filed by the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission alleging that a lawyer’s blog posts were, inter alia, false, dishonest, deceitful, and prejudicial to the administration of justice.  The opinion is: In the Matter of Joanne Marie Read More

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