January 16, 2018 Top Story

Enhanced Ethical Obligations for Virtual Law Practices

The trend is to permit virtual legal practices with extra ethical precautions

By Amy Mattson

Practicing law without a brick and mortar office is now permissible in Ohio, according to an Advisory Opinion issued by that state's Board of Professional Conduct.

There is a rise in virtual law offices across the nation

There is a rise in virtual law offices across the nation

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The Advisory Opinion reinterpreted the term "office address" as it pertains to attorney advertising, and joined other states in giving guidance on the growing trend toward Virtual Law Offices (VLOs), a legal practice without a physical place of business.

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