Legal Marketing Laws

State by State Ethics Rules Governing Lawyer Advertising, Solicitation and Marketing

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Alabama

Go to: http://judicial.alabama.gov/library/rules_bar_conduct.cfm.

Scroll to Information About Legal Services, Rules 7.1 through 7.6.

Alaska

Go to: http://www.state.ak.us/courts/prof.htm.

Scroll to Rules 7.1 though 7.5.

Arizona

Go to: http://www.myazbar.org/Ethics/rules.cfm.

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Arkansas

Go to: http://courts.state.ar.us/rules/current_ark_prof_conduct/legal_services/index.cfm.

Links to Rule 7.1-7.5 Info About Legal Services.

California

Go to: http://ethics.calbar.ca.gov/

Rule 1-400 Advertising and Solicitation

http://rules.calbar.ca.gov/Rules/RulesofProfessionalConduct/CurrentRules/Rule1400.aspx

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Colorado

Go to: http://www.cobar.org/

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Connecticut

Go to: http://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB1.pdf#page=124.

Scroll to rules 7.1 to 7.5.

Delaware

Go to: http://www.courts.delaware.gov/Rules/?DLRPCFebruary2010.pdf.

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

District of Columbia

Go to: http://www.dcbar.org/new_rules/rules.cfm.

Click on link to download the pdf. Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Florida

Go to: http://www.floridabar.org/

Click on 4-7, Information about Legal Services.

Georgia

Go to: http://www.gabar.org/

Scroll to Rules 7.1 though 7.5.

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Hawaii

Go to: http://www.courts.state.hi.us/docs/court_rules/rules/hrpcond.pdf.

Scroll to Rule 7.2 Advertising.

Idaho

Go to: http://isb.idaho.gov/pdf/rules/irpc.pdf.

Scroll to Information about Legal Services at page 43.

Illinois

Go to: http://www.state.il.us/court/SupremeCourt/Rules/Art_VIII/default_NEW.asp.

Indiana

Go to: http://www.state.in.us/judiciary/rules/prof_conduct/index.html#r7_1.

Scroll to Rules 7.2-7.5.

Iowa

Go to: http://www.legis.state.ia.us/DOCS/ACO/CR/LINC/10-02-2009.chapter.32.pdf.

Scroll to Information About Legal Services beginning at page 76.

Kansas

Go to: http://www.kscourts.org/rules/Rule-List.asp?r1=Rules+Relating+to+Discipline+of+Attorneys.

Scroll down to Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct, Rules 7.1-7.5.

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Kentucky

Go to: http://www.kybar.org/Default.aspx?tabid=232.

Louisiana

Go to: http://www.ladb.org/NXT/gateway.dll/?f=templates$fn=default.htm$vid=ladb:ladbview.

Expand the Codes and Rules folder on the left and click on the first link for Rules of Professional Conduct.

Scroll to rules 7.1-7.5.

Maine

Go to: http://mebaroverseers.org/attorney_regulation/bar_rules.html?id=88271

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Maryland

Go to: http://michie.lexisnexis.com/maryland/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&cp.

Open “Maryland Rules” folder on the left two times.

Then open “Appendix: The Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct” folder on the left.

Scroll down to Rules 7.1-7.5.

Massachusetts

Go to: http://www.mass.gov/obcbbo/rpc7.htm#Rule%207.1.

Michigan

Go to: http://www.michbar.org/opinions/ethicsopinions.cfm

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Minnesota

Go to: http://www.mncourts.gov/lprb/mrpc.html.

Scroll to “Information About Legal Services”, Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Mississippi

Go to: http://www.mssc.state.ms.us/

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.7.

Missouri

Go to: http://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=707.

Click the link above and view Rules 4-7.1 through 4-7.5 which are relevant to advertising.

Montana

Go to: http://www.montanabar.org/associations/7121/files/rpc.pdf.

Scroll to Rules 7.1 though 7.5.

Nebraska

Go to: http://www.supremecourt.ne.gov/rules/html/Ch3/art5/.

Scroll to Rules 3-507.1 through 507.5.

Nevada

Go to: http://www.leg.state.nv.us/CourtRules/RPC.html.

Scroll to “Information About Legal Services,” Rule 7.1 thru 7.5A.

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New Hampshire

Go to: http://www.courts.state.nh.us/rules/pcon/index.htm.

Scroll to Information About Legal Services, Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

New Jersey

Go to: http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/apprpc.htm .

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

New Mexico

Go to: http://www.conwaygreene.com/nmsu/lpext.dll?f=templates&fn=main-h.htm&2.0.

Click to open “New Mexico Statutes and Court Rules”. Then open “Contents of Judicial Volumes”.

Scroll to 16 “Rules of Professional Conduct” and then click “7: Information About Legal Services”

New York

Go to: http://www.nysba.org/

North Carolina

Go to:http://www.ncbar.com/rules/rpcsearch.asp.

Use drop-down to go to Rule 7.1 through 7.5.

North Dakota

Go to: http://www.ndcourts.com/rules/conduct/frameset.htm.

Scroll to links to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

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Ohio

Go to: http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5.

Oklahoma

Go to: http://www.oscn.net/

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.5 and click on each one individually.

Oregon

Go to: http://www.osbar.org/_docs/rulesregs/orpc.pdf.

Scroll to Information about Legal Services at page 18.

Pennsylvania

Go to: http://www.padisciplinaryboard.org/documents/RulesOfProfessionalConduct.pdf.

Scroll to Rules 7.1-7.5 beginning on page 79.

Rhode Island

Go to: http://www.courts.ri.gov/AttorneyResources/ethicsadvisorypanel/PDF/EthicsArticle5.pdf.

South Carolina

Go to: http://www.judicial.state.sc.us/courtReg/.

Scroll to “407-Rules of Professional Conduct”.

Then scroll to “Lawyer Advertising”. Click each link to view rules 7.1 through 7.5.

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South Dakota

Go to: http://sdbar.org/Rules/rules.shtm.

Click on the link above. Scroll down to Rules 7.1-7.5.

Tennessee

Go to: http://www.tba.org/sites/default/files/2012_TRPC_1.pdf

See 7.1-7.4.

Texas

Go to: http://www.texasbar.com/

Scroll to section “VII. Information About Legal Services” beginning on page 83.

Utah

Go to: http://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/ucja/#Chapter%2013.

Scroll to Chapter 13, Rules of Professional Conduct.

Then scroll to Information about Legal Services.

Vermont

Go to: http://www.vermontjudiciary.org/

Links to Rule 7.

Virginia

Go to: http://www.vsb.org/docs/2008-09_rules-pc.pdf.

Scroll to Rules 7.1 through 7.6.

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Washington

Go to: http://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/?fa=court_rules.list&group=ga&set=RPC.

Scroll down to Title 7, Rules 7.1-7.5.

West Virginia

Go to: http://www.wvodc.org/infolegalservices.htm.

Wisconsin

Go to: http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/scrule/DisplayDocument.html?content=html&seqNo=45324.

Scroll to SCR 20:7.1 through 20:7.5.

Wyoming

Go to: http://courts.state.wy.us/WSC/CourtRule?RuleNumber=62.

Scroll to “Information About Legal Services.”