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Ohio lawyers may participate in an online lawyer referral service

Source | 2017-06-26T18:41:20+00:00 Dec 27th, 2000|Categories: LegalEthics, Post|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Ohio Supreme Court’s ethics panel ruled that a lawyer may pay an online lawyer referral service a membership or registration fee as well as a fee calculated on a percentage of the legal fee earned provided that the lawyer referral service is in compliance with the DR 2-103 of the Ohio Code of Professional Responsibility and with the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Regulations. See Opinion 2000-5 (December 1, 2000). Before participating in a lawyer referral service, an Ohio attorney should determine whether the referral service meets the requirements of DR 2-103(C)(1)(a) through (j) and complies with the Lawyer Referral and Information Services Regulations.