2/13/2011

ABA doesn't like competition between lawyers for business, nix that advertising

At least in North Carolina (and I presume many other states), the ABA has released a finding that advertising through Groupon is an ethics violation.

Groupon is known for its great deals on everything from restaurant meals to oil changes, but can it ethically be used by law firms seeking new business?

An ethics subcommittee of the North Carolina State Bar will be considering the issue, according to assistant ethics counsel Suzanne Lever. She tells the ABA Journal the matter was sent to the subcommittee at a meeting Thursday.

Groupon allows consumers to pay one price up front for a service that is more valuable. A restaurant, for example, may offer a $50 meal for $25 that is paid immediately. One law firm that used Groupon, the Law Offices of Craig S. Redler & Associates in St. Louis, offered to provide a will and durable power of attorney for $99. . . .

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Blogger TooMuchTime said...

Groupon is known for its great deals on everything from restaurant meals to oil changes, but can it ethically be used by law firms seeking new business?

An ethics subcommittee of the North Carolina State Bar will be considering the issue...
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Lawyers and ethics?

hahahahahahahahahahaha!

2/17/2011 11:06 AM  

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