NY advertising prohibition rules reviewed by court

Thanks to a note from David Abeshouse, here is a brief comment from the president of the State Bar of New York:

" … In Alexander v. Cahill, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York analyzed the lawyer advertising and solicitation rules adopted by the Appellate Division of Supreme Court effective February 1, 2007. The Court upheld many of the rules, but did find some portions unconstitutional as protected free speech under the First Amendment. The decision is available online at www.nysba.org/AttyAdvCourtDecision. … "

New York Bar committees will review the issues further in light of the Court decision and, thus, the rules are still in flux.


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