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Vegas Registration is Open

Gamble or Game Plan? – Register HERE for the January 24-26 MidYear Meeting

Query: Would you rather randomly gamble on the future of the legal profession or develop a game plan to deal with challenges that confront the profession in the digital age?

Hands down, APRL has opted for a game plan! APRL’s Future of Lawyering Committee is currently developing the blue prints to share with everyone at the Las Vegas meeting.

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers Applauds ABA’s Changes to Lawyer Advertising Rules

Press Release

CHICAGO (August 8, 2018) The Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers (APRL) is pleased to report that the American Bar Association (ABA) on Monday, August 6, 2018 adopted amendments to the lawyer advertising rules in the ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The new rules arose from APRL’s efforts and its 2015 Report of the APRL Regulation of Lawyer Advertising Committee.   These newest changes will now be considered by many jurisdictions as replacements for their existing rules regulating lawyer advertising.

Press Release PRESS RELEASE ADVERTISING RULES APRL (002) (003) 

Advertising Rule Changes Go Before ABA House in Chicago in August

APRL began its efforts to change the ABA Model Rules on advertising over 4 years ago, issuing two detailed reports, and presetting APRL’s views in many arenas.  The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has now issued FINAL DAR Resolution and Report Advertising Report as Amended by Rules a…  proposing changes to the Model Rules on advertising.  That Report comes before the ABA House of Delegates for vote this August 5-6 in Chicago..

APRL asks that you urge adoption of the Report, contact delegates and ABA representatives that you know and help usher lawyer advertising into the 21st century.  For more information, please contact any member of the advertising subcommittee, chaired by Mark Tuft, and including Lynda Shely, Art Lachman, Peter Jarvis, Bruce Johnson, Jim McCauley, Jan Jacobowitz and George Clark.

Here’s a short summary of the changes: 2018 ABA Advertising Rule Summary