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ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility hosts hearing at Midyear Meeting on amending lawyer advertising rules

On Friday, Feb. 3, the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility (SCEPR) held a hearing during the Midyear Meeting in Miami to consider the Association of Professional Responsibility’s (APRL) proposal to amend Rules 7.1 Communication Concerning a Lawyer Responsibility Services, 7.2 Advertising, 7.3 Solicitation of Clients, 7.4 Communication of Fields of Practice and Specialization and 7.5 Firm Names and Letterheads of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.