Archive for March, 2010

Talking Sex With Lawyers

Looking at her e-mail message from Don, Juanita realizes that he is asking for her to represent him in a professional liability action. Sighing, Juanita thinks to herself that she is having another “they sure didn’t teach you this in law school” moment. Handling the litigation is, of course, not the problem. Instead, Juanita wonders […]

 

Attorney Ad Rules in NY Take a Hit

As previously reported, proposed amendments in Virginia to the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising and communications by lawyers with prospective clients would prohibit in-person solicitation in all matters, not just those involving personal injury cases. While I was, and remain, critical of such a change, a decision by the U.S. Court of […]

 

Good? Proposed Ban On In Person Lawyer Solictation

Proposed amendments to the Rules of Professional Conduct that govern lawyer advertising and communications by lawyers with prospective clients would prohibit in-person solicitation in all matters, not just those involving personal injury cases. The change is premised (presumably), in part, on the notion expressed in proposed Comment 1 to Rule 7.3 that “A person in […]