Some Observations On Legal Blogging And Commercial Speech


There's been a lot of buzz lately surrounding whether the ABA will drop the hammer on lawyers using web-based business development tools, including blogs. How these regulations take shape will undoubtedly raise questions concerning commercial speech. Are legal blogs commercial speech? How will the ABA craft its regulations to balance the speech rights of legal professionals and protect the public from misleading information?

Can the Supreme Court's "commonsense" approach to commercial speech be crafted into usable regulations for legal professionals?

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