Practical and Ethical Issues of Blogging in Environmental Law - NR&E | Winter 2011
Blogging presents environmental attorneys with a low-cost and effective method of marketing but requires attorneys to navigate several technical and ethical issues. This article provides a summary of the practical steps required in setting up a blog, from picking a topic to choosing a software platform. It focuses on the ethical issues involved in legal blogging, including confidentiality, client solicitation, extra-territorial practice of law, advertising, liability protections, and avoiding the inadvertent creation of an attorney-client relationship.