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he essence of Rule 7.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct (“Model Rules”) is that communications about a lawyer or a lawyer’s services may not be “false or misleading.”1 Simple enough? Maybe not. Lawyers may be surprised to learn that they can run afoul of the professional conduct rules as a result of advertiseement and other communications that they neithhe created nor distributed. In fact, at least two state ethics opinions have explicitly held that lawyers have an ethical duty to...

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