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Monday, January 30, 2012

Lawyers Can Advertise on Groupon

GrouponNew York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics Opinion 897 (Dec. 13, 2011):

Lawyer may market legal services on a “deal of the day” or “group coupon” website provided that the advertising is not misleading or deceptive and makes clear that no lawyer-client relationship will be formed until the lawyer can check for conflicts and competence to provide the services. ... For example, a participating lawyer might offer the preparation of a simple will, for which the lawyer normally charges $500, for $250

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