Attorney Advertising via Blogs, Websites and Social Networks: Ethical Risks
Navigating Legal Ethics and Regulations in Marketing Legal Services
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide an overview of how courts and state bars are addressing ethics issues arising from attorneys’ use of social networking sites, law firm websites and blogs to promote their services. The panelists will discuss how to stay on the right side of the ethics line when advertising legal services.
- Facebook, Twitter, law firm websites and blogs—current trends in attorney advertising
- Business trends
- Recent developments with state ethics rules
- Ethics related to electronic attorney advertising
- What ethical rules apply to attorneys advertising through websites and blogs?
- How can attorneys and law firms implement those rules?
- What is the impact of the Internet’s ability to reach prospective clients outside of an attorney’s jurisdiction? Does this change the application/implementation of the rules concerning web-based advertising?
- How can attorneys/firms deal with the uncertainty and risk of the choice-of-law rule?
- How does the FTC address attorney advertising via electronic media?
The panel will review these and other key questions:
- What are some of the key ethical concerns for attorneys who use websites, blogs and social networking sites to communicate with prospective clients?
- How are the courts and state bar associations currently handling allegations of ethics violations involving attorney advertising on law firm websites, blogs and social networking sites?
- What steps can attorneys take to minimize the risk of ethical violations and malpractice claims resulting from electronic advertising?
Moses & Singer
She is co-chair of the firm's Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice, which advises law firms, lawyers and legal... | Read More
She is co-chair of the firm's Legal Ethics & Law Firm Practice, which advises law firms, lawyers and legal departments on ethical, legal and business aspects of law practice. She focuses on a variety of legal ethics, professional responsibility and risk management matters, including conflicts of interest, disqualification, and screening procedures; and attorney advertising and solicitation rules.Close
Counselor and Attorney at Law
He counsels and represents Kentucky lawyers, out-of-state lawyers and applicants for admission to the Bar in a wide... | Read More
He counsels and represents Kentucky lawyers, out-of-state lawyers and applicants for admission to the Bar in a wide variety of matters including disciplinary cases, disqualification proceedings and character and fitness hearings. He is the former Chief Bar Counsel for the Kentucky Bar Association and also taught Professional Responsibility at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law.Close