Thursday, September 25, 2008
Story here reported in the Baton Rouge media about a constitutional challenge in federal court, filed by local attorneys, to Louisiana's recent restrictions on lawyer ads. [Hat Tip to a student in my ethics class, Jason Kelley.] The new rules start Dec. 1. Says the Baton Rouge report:
Banned will be “background sounds” and any other feature of the ad that is “false, misleading or deceptive.” ... Also prohibited are ads that “compare one lawyer’s services to another lawyer’s services, unless the comparisons can be factually substantiated,” another rule states [, and ads] which include the portrayal of a judge or jury, the use of actors in place of real lawyers, and the “reenactment of any events or scenes or pictures that are not actual or authentic
See also this Times-Picayune story, suggested to me by another student, Keith Reynolds.