June 08, 2005

Blogs as lawyer advertising

The Kentucky Attorneys' Advertising Commission apparently has taken the position that every post on a lawyer's blog constitutes an advertisement, requiring the lawyer to submit a copy of the post to the Commission along with a $50 filing fee. See Ben Cowgill's Legal Ethics Blog, Evan Schaeffer's Legal Underground, Dennis Kennedy in Between Lawyers, and David Giacalone in f/k/a. Eugene Volokh says it's "surely unconstitutional."

6 comments:

economy said...

why so much?

Marko Petkovic said...

Expensive rates. They should consider blog popularity if already charge that.

Bar View said...

It sounds oppressive and unreasonable.

Bar View said...

One issue to consider is whether or not attorneys across state lines are violating the Kentucky regulation when their Internet ads are viewed in Kentucky.

This same issue is presenting a real difficult problem in Australia right now. Some jurisdictions have banned personal injury advertising and some haven't, but many lawyers' ads make their way across jurisdictional lines, and the Australian Bar has been wrestling with what to do about this.

law-in-moldova said...

that is deffinetly unreasonable, i guess this could happen only in America

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