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Super Lawyers Now, Blogs Next?

Attorneys are starting to take note that some of the more extreme restrictions on attorney advertising and marketing are pointless in terms of protecting consumers and excessive in terms of a basic right to free speech. See Kevin O'Keefe's post, referring to a post by Connecticut attorney Norm Pattis.  O'Keefe notes that ethics regulators may not stop at advertising.

New Lawyer Advertising Restrictions Violate Free Speech, US District Court Says

A ruling by the US District Court, Northern District of New York declared key new provisions of New York's new rules on attorney advertising unconstitutional.  The suit was brought by consumer advocacy organization Public Citizen.  According to Public Citizen's press release: 

FTC Staff Weighs in on Proposed Restrictions to Attorney Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Consumer Protection and Bureau of Economics submitted instructive comments on New York's Proposed Amendment to Rules Governing Attorney Advertisement. The comments take a strong stand against "overly broad" provisions and restrictions against truthful advertising. The authors say: