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Reviews, Endorsements and Testimonials – Ethical Considerations

Reviews, Endorsements and Testimonials Ethical Considerations In preparation for a seminar I was teaching in Rhode Island, I contacted Rhode Island’s Chief Disciplinary counsel, David Curtin, Esq., to ask him if there was anything in particular he would like me to discuss. One of the issues he mentioned was also one of the main reasons
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Email Ethics for Attorneys

Email Ethics for Attorneys

Email Ethics for Attorneys   Email has become a pervasive, if not essential, part of practicing law. You could theoretically practice law without personally using email, but you would be setting yourself apart as a tortoise in the age of jackrabbits, and missing out on a tool that can streamline your communications and serve as
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Lawyers Sanctioned

Avvo Legal Services – Lawyer Beware

Avvo Legal Services – Lawyer Beware Recently we wrote about the ethics of Pay for Lead marketing business models. To date, these Pay for Lead models have been approved by numerous courts and have been acknowledged in the Comment to Rule 7.2 of the ABA’s Model Rules for Professional Conduct. Earlier this year, attorney marketing
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How to Ethically Market Your Practice

RI CLE – How to Ethically Market Your Practice in the Digital Age

Please join me at this Rhode Island Bar Association CLE on either March 2, 2017 or April 4, 2017   SPEAKER: Carl P. DeLuca, Esq. Visit the Rhode Island Bar Association Website to Register Course Overview Over the last 30 years, technology has greatly impacted the practice of law, this CLE will review ethical considerations for
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Attorney Lead Generation

To Pay for Lead or Not To Pay for Lead – Ethical Considerations

To Pay for Lead or Not To Pay for Lead By now you probably have been made aware of Pay for Lead programs through advertisements or direct solicitations, but are such programs ethically permissible?  According to the comments for Rule 7.2 of the ABA’s Model Rules for Professional Conduct, although you may not actually pay
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