Friday, April 23, 2010

Florida Bar to Speed Website Rules for July 1 Launch

Client testimonials, previously forbidden, will be allowed on the websites of Florida law firms as of July 1, 2010 under a recent ruling of the Florida Supreme Court. Now the Court is asking The Florida Bar to accelerate the associated amendment to Bar Rule 4-7.6 (Computer Accessed Communications).

According to the current issue of The Florida Bar News:

"The Florida Supreme Court has asked The Florida Bar to submit its guidelines for lawyers’ websites as an amendment to Bar Rule 4-7.6 (Computer Accessed Communications), which addresses websites and becomes effective on July 1.

The Bar, in response, has begun a fast-track process to prepare the rule amendment.

It’s the latest step in a multi-year effort to set guidelines for lawyers on what they can say on their websites."

Read the full story on Florida Bar website marketing guidelines.

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