October 26, 2006
More on Lawyer Blogs as 'Advertising'
Posted by Alan Childress
Over at FindLaw, novelist and lawyer Julie Hilden has posted a column entitled "Are Lawyers' Blogs Protected by the First Amendment? Why State Bar Regulation of Law Blogs As 'Advertising' Would Be Elitist and Reductive." 'Reductive' meaning if this kind of marketing is advertising subject to bar regulation, then anything is. Mike Frisch previously posted the FTC's opinion letter on the New York bar's proposed new restrictions on advertising and marketing, and he too questions the First Amendment aspect of the proposals, which go beyond blogging and consider other kinds of restrictions such as cooling off periods.
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