Tuesday, November 7, 2006
Last week, the American Constitution Society reported:
New York's Administrative Board of Courts has proposed a new set of rules that would have a tremendous impact on legal blogs. Touted as bringing the rules of professional responsibility into the Internet age, these rules would construe legal blogs as advertising per se. As such, lawyers would be required to print, store and forward hard copies each and every time that they update their blog.
Some of the more interesting reading I do these days appears in the blogs of practicing lawyers, some of whom may be in New York (I haven't checked). These blogs are an important source of current information, not ads. I choose to visit them. Even if New York ultimately nixes the proposal, I wonder whether it will resurface in other jurisdictions.