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Commercial Speech and Legal Blogs

Commercial speech, like the rest of constitutional law, can be tricky. Unfortunately, this can affect your legal blog. Being labeled as commercial speech affords your firm’s blog fewer legal protections, making it more important to tread carefully and choose your words wisely. Refresher: What Is Commercial Speech? Commercial speech is a kind of expression made Read more about Commercial Speech and Legal Blogs[…]

Blackmun wrote Bates, prohibiting bans on attorney advertising

The Beginning of Legal Advertising – Bates v. State Bar of Arizona

Bates v. State Bar of Arizona is the United States Supreme Court case that declared an outright ban on legal advertising unconstitutional. Before Bates was decided in 1977, the American Bar Association (ABA) pushed states to adopt rules of professional conduct that prohibited nearly all forms of legal advertisement, largely because it considered legal advertising Read more about The Beginning of Legal Advertising – Bates v. State Bar of Arizona[…]