Lawyer web sites are regulated by Rule 7.1 and copies must be retained pursuant to Rule 7.2. Opinion RI-276 Â (July 11, 1996). E-mail to one or more e-mail addresses must follow rules relating to general and direct mail solicitation (Rule 7.3). A chat room” interactive communication is like a direct solicitation and outside the activity permitted by Rule 7.3. Layers may not solicit legal business unless follow Rule 7.3.