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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Friday, September 29, 2006

Blogging = Lawyer Advertising??

As reported in Stephanie Francis Ward, Blogosphere Aboil -- N.Y. Proposal Would Designate Lawyer Blogs as Advertising, ABA e-Report, Sept. 29, 2006, "computer-accessed communications" such as blogs may be added to the definition of legal advertising which would then be subject to review by the govenment, disclosure requirements, etc.  The proposal may be broadly read to include blogs which may be accessed from a computer in New York, even if the attorney is not practicing or domiciled in New York.

In addition,

[o]ne proposed change would require lawyers to file copies of computer-accessed communications with the attorney disciplinary committee in the appropriate judicial department of the state. The revision also would require lawyers to retain copies of all written advertising, including Web sites and communications that may be accessed by computer, for at least one year,

Here is the link to the full text of the proposal.


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