In re Proposed New York Rules on Attorney Advertising and Solicitation
- Case Date: 9/12/2006
- Project Name: Reining in the Plaintiffs' Bar
On September 12, 2006, WLF filed comments with the Office of Court Administration for New York urging the adoption of proposed amendments to the Disciplinary Rules of the Code of Professional Responsibility. The proposed rules follow similar ones that WLF proposed to New York authorities in 1992. The key provisions would 1) prohibit direct solicitation of accident victims within 30 days of an accident; 2) prohibit testimonials from current clients or actors to tout the lawyer's skills; 3) require that advertising, whether printed, broadcast, or on the Internet, be clearly labeled as advertising, and that copies of those materials be filed with bar authorities and retained; and 4) require that advertising that offers a contingency "no recovery, no fee" arrangement make clear that clients remain liable for costs and expenses.
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