Model Rule 7.5

Reporter's Explanation of Changes


Paragraph (b): Add reference to "other professional designation"

A reference to "other professional designation" has been added in paragraph (b) to clarify that the Rule applies to website addresses and other ways of identifying law firms in connection with their use of electronic media.


[1] The new sentence in Comment [1] recognizes that a law firm's website address is a professional designation governed by Rule 7.5. Thus, a law firm may not use a website address that violates Rule 7.1.

[2] The reference to partnership in the current Comment is underinclusive because lawyers also practice in professional corporations and limited liability companies.

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