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Law firms may not feature on their websites quotations from clients describing the general nature of firm’s legal services

Source | 2017-06-26T18:41:25+00:00 Jan 5th, 2000|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Ohio Supreme Court’s ethics panel ruled that a law firm may not have its Web site feature quotations from clients describing the general nature of firm’s legal services, the firm’s responsiveness, and other non-substantive aspects of the firm’s representation. In Opinion 2000-6 (December 1, 2000), the ethics panel determined that even with the client’s consent, the proposed Web site additions would run afoul of the state’s ban on client testimonials and the prohibition against misleading public statements.