Calif. Bar Warns Blogging Lawyers To Rein In Self-Promotion

By Andrew Strickler (January 13, 2015, 8:59 PM EST) -- Blogging lawyers intent on pushing the boundaries between basic online commentary and blatant self-promotion got push-back from a California bar opinion saying any attorney blog promoting their legal prowess is subject to the same professional conduct restrictions as advertising, experts said.

Veteran attorney-bloggers called the draft opinion about blogs and lawyer advertising from the Bar of California's Standing Committee on Professional Responsibility and Conduct welcome guidance as more lawyers embrace social media and risk conduct missteps.

"With social media and blogging, there is no middle man, which can be a wonderful thing for those of us who like to reach readers...

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