Rebranding or Misappropriation?

My piece for HessConnect: When a former employee takes a law firm’s social media accounts with them is this rebranding or misappropriation? With their speed, convenience and efficiency, the blogs have become essential tools for most businesses. However, inappropriate use of a law firm’s internet social media accounts or blog can have serious consequences for … More Rebranding or Misappropriation?

Rapid Changes in Attorney Advertising Online: A Case to Watch

Blogging for HessConnect: “Even President Abraham Lincoln—who advertised his legal services as a lawyer in newspapers in the early 1850s—would run afoul of the state’s rules.” At least that’s what five named partners of Florida law firm Searcy Denney Scarola Barnhart & Shipley claim in a pending federal lawsuit against the Florida Bar. In Searcy … More Rapid Changes in Attorney Advertising Online: A Case to Watch

Is Your Law Firm’s Blog Commercial Speech?

My piece for HessConnect: In an environment of never-ending news cycles, minute-to-minute attention spans, intense competition for potential clients, and perpetual pressure for professional self-promotion, blogscan be an exceptional platform for lawyers or law firms to easily and immediately publish meaningful information that is both usable and digestible to viewers. New platforms – including blogs … More Is Your Law Firm’s Blog Commercial Speech?