Inner Office Memo - Security Protocols

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INNER-OFFICE MEMO To: Supervising Attorney From: Pat Paralegal ID: PA230-02-08-A Student: Kelly Combs Re: Security Protocols in the Law Office Date: 12-19-2011 ______________________________________________________________________________ I have researched your questions with regard to ethical compliance according to the ABA Model Rules on what is permissible to include in the firm website. The following are my findings. Please let me know if you have any additional questions regarding this matter. 1. Does the website have to list the state where s/he is licensed to practice? Yes, the website needs to state the states each attorney is licensed to practice. First and foremost, the intent of the website is to…show more content…
Rule 7.2 Advertising (4) refer clients to another lawyer or a nonlawyer professional pursuant to an agreement not otherwise prohibited under these Rules that provides for the other person to refer clients or customers to the lawyer, if (i) the reciprocal referral agreement is not exclusive, and (ii) the client is informed of the existence and nature of the agreement. 4. The attorney would like to pay a former client, Susan Turner, for a quote about how well she was represented in a personal injury lawsuit. Is this permissible? No, an attorney is not permitted to give anything of value to a person for recommending lawyer services. However if the client chose to provide written consent to the firm allowing her name and case to be advertised, she would have the option to write a referral that could potentially be utilized in a blog or testimonial for the website if that was to be added. Rule 7.2 Advertising (a) Subject to the requirements of Rules 7.1 and 7.3, a lawyer may advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media. (b) A lawyer shall not give anything of value to a person for recommending the lawyer 's services except that a lawyer may (1) pay the reasonable costs of advertisements or communications permitted by this Rule;

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