Wondering if your social media campaign (and that includes blogging!) is falling in line with the State Bar of California’s rules governing an attorney’s online presence? You aren’t alone.
WebPresence, Esq. focuses on attorney web marketing and provides services to attorneys throughout California and the United States. Licensed attorneys ourselves, we understand that a lawyer’s livelihood depends on compliance with their State Bar’s rules. We make every effort to ensure that our clients come into compliance and stay in compliance with the applicable California Rules of Professional Conduct.
Read on to learn a few rules relating to a California lawyer’s online presence…
California Bar Rules Resources
California Rules of Professional Conduct – The entire list of rules regarding the professional conduct of California attorneys, including information on attorney advertising and solicitation.
State Bar Formal Ethics Opinion 2001-155 on Attorney Internet Advertising – The formal ethics opinion covering attorney and law firm internet advertising and website marketing by the Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct of the State Bar of California.
California Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 1-400 – Rule 1-400 governs communication and solicitation advertising rules for lawyers and law firms.
California Bar Ethics Opinions – Read advisory opinions regarding the ethical lawyer’s conduct in hypothetical situations. While the opinions issued by the State bar of California Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct are not binding, they are frequently cited by the California Bar Court Review Department, the California Court of Appeal and the California Supreme Court.
Hotline for California Bar Ethics Issues – A hotline, manned by the State Bar of California, that provides attorneys with access to additional information on how to most appropriately handle situations regarding professional responsibility.
To discuss these, and other rules, relating to a lawyer’s web presence, contact the experienced web legal marketers at WebPresence, Esq. today.