In Md. State Bar Assn. Committee on Ethics Opinion 01-03 (May 16, 2001), the committee opined that a proposed Internet business that would bring lawyers together with potential clients and which would share in the resulting fees, was not ethically permissible on the grounds that it would (a) involve prohibited fee sharing with nonlawyers, (b) pose risk of conflicts, and (c) potentially endanger prospective clients; attorney-client privilege. Maryland ethics opinions are not available online without an account.