In my earlier blog post about blogging, I addressed the first big potential minefield for lawyer-bloggers: whether your blog constitutes advertising. Now let’s move to the even stickier issue: if you blog, take care not to run afoul of ER 1.6.
Thinking about starting a legal blog? Maybe you already have one. If you’re an Arizona lawyer, you’ve got some potential ethical minefields to navigate when blogging.
Wouldn’t it be great if, in your fee agreement, your clients agreed not to air any grievances about you on social media?
Yeah, it would be great to prohibit negative reviews. But it’s illegal.
In a case of first impression for the Ninth Circuit, the court held that the phrase “the initial communication” applies to “each debt collector that attempts to collect a debt,” including lawyers who qualify as debt collectors under the statute.