Federal judge rules Florida Bar rules on lawyer advertising violate First Amendment

I’ve been working on legal marketing and advertising for more than 13 years, and one of my biggest frustrations has been the Florida Bar rules regulating lawyer advertising. I understand that advertising is relatively new to the profession, and some hucksters have gone overboard in their unseemly ads, but the majority of law firms simply want to […]

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Florida Bar postpones enforcement of web rules

The Florida Bar is postponing its enforcement of the new rules governing lawyer websites. Those rules make the inclusion of past results, testimonials and “statements characterizing the quality of legal services” impermissible. Confused about what this really means? Feel free to contact me for additional information. June 14, 2010 Florida Bar Association New rules on lawyer and […]

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Lawyers: Post successes at your own risk

The Florida Bar has thrown a monkey wrench into legal marketing once again. Web sites have been treated as ‘information upon request’ for years, but the Supreme Court has decided that they must now comply with the advertising rules. Recognizing some of the confusion the new rule has caused, the Bar requested a six month moratorium on […]

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Florida Bar gets it right with social networks

The Florida Bar Association surprises me on a regular basis… but rarely in a good way. Over the last couple years, there has been a lot of discussion in the legal marketing community about client testimonials – those that appear in directories like Avvo and social networks like LinkedIn. The rules on advertising prohibit testimonials, […]

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Legal Marketing Mini-Conference

The Southeast chapter of the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) is hosting a regional conference next month and time is running out to register. Early bird registration ends on July 31. You can register and find more detailed information here. Orange County Bar Association, Orlando, Florida August 14, 2009 9 am to 4 pm Program topics include: […]

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