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A lawyer’s Internet website providing to the public information about the lawyer’s availability for professional employment is subject to advertising prohibitions on false, misleading, and deceptive messages

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A lawyer’s Internet website providing to the public information about the lawyer’s availability for professional employment is subject to advertising a “communication” under rule 1-400(A) and an “advertisement” under Business and Professions Code sections 6157 to 6158.3. As such, it is subject to the applicable prohibitions on false, misleading, and deceptive messages. Lawyers also must be aware of the possibility that the web site might be subject to regulation by other jurisdictions or that it might be considered the unauthorized practice of law in other jurisdictions. COPRAC 2001-155.