2015 Report of the APRL Regulation of Lawyer Advertising Committee

On June 22, 2015, the APRL Board voted to approve the publication of the Report of APRL’s Lawyer Advertising Committee. The Report recommends extensive revisions to lawyer advertising rules so they are compatible with modern electronic means of communication. The Report recognizes the need for lawyer advertising rules to be consistent with the First Amendment, anti-trust laws, the globalization of legal practice, and rapid technology changes, all of which warrant “a realignment of the balance between the professional responsibility rules and the constitutional right of lawyers to communicate with the public.” The Report will be the subject of discussion at APRL’s Annual Meeting, to be held July 30 to August 1, 2015, in Chicago.