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New ethics opinion for attorneys who blog

Posted By Administration, Friday, January 6, 2017

A new ethics opinion on blogging gives guidance to attorneys who post for fun or for profit, ensuring that they don’t violate the rules regulating attorney advertising.

Not all lawyer blogs are subject to the ethical rules, but those that offer to provide legal services, even implicitly, may be considered advertising, according to Formal Opinion No. 2016-196 (re Attorney Blogging) by the State Bar’s Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct.
Read the whole story at California Bar Journal

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