March 01, 2019 Feature

Model Rules on Attorney Advertising Streamlined

Rules 7.1 through 7.5 are streamlined and clarified to keep pace with technology

By Catherine M. Chiccine

The Model Rules on attorney advertising are catching up with technological advances. The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility amended the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct 7.1 through 7.5 to clarify their meaning and better account for current communication methods. The updated Model Rules provide guidance to states in interpreting and updating their ethics rules, say ABA Section of Litigation leaders.

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