The ABA’s latest ethics opinion, Formal Opinion 499, gives the ethical green light to lawyer ownership of nonlawyer-owned law firms.
The New Jersey Supreme Court reminds New Jersey lawyers they need to think twice before advertising their selection as a “Super Lawyer,” a “Best Lawyer,” or another superlative-laden designation.
Even with the ruling in Landry’s, Inc., et al., v. Animal Legal Defense Fund, Texas lawyers should continue publicizing their lawsuits provided they understand how to avoid defaming adversaries when they do so
The American Bar Association’s Formal Ethics Opinion 496 addresses responding to negative online reviews. Abide by its recommendations at your peril.
Unless their local jurisdiction says otherwise, a lawyer’s ghostwritten marketing content is likely to pass ethical muster if they are involved in the drafting process.