State BAR marketing and advertising rules

State BAR Marketing Regulations

Florida Bar Advertising Rules and the First Amendment

Any attorney who has advertised in Florida has probably experienced a few calls with the Florida Bar Ethics Committee to discuss what is and is not allowed in their print or television ad. Right or wrong, the Florida Bar’s advertising rules are among the most restrictive in the nation, prohibiting slogans, descriptions of the quality…

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30 years since Bates vs. Arizona, what’s really changed?

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of Bates vs. State Bar of Arizona, I wanted to talk about the true impact of this landmark case. Discussing Bates vs. State Bar of Arizona typically raises a lot of passion among attorneys, with many attorneys praising the protection of First Amendment rights, and the remainder lamenting the…

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State BAR marketing and advertising rules

In writing my first blog for the newly redone BARDMarketing website, I wanted to talk about something that is near and dear to my heart. After thinking long and hard, I decided to talk a bit on how State BAR marketing and advertising rules affect good advertising and marketing. A lot has been said regarding…

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