Louisiana Lawyer Advertising Rules

Rule 7.2. Communications Concerning a Lawyer s Services

In Louisiana, websites designed for attorneys and law firms are generally considered to be a form of advertising. These websites must follow the state bar's rules and regulations. Before launching the website, the attorney should be sure that the website is in full compliance with all applicable bar rules. Any failure to do so can result in a disciplinary action or sanctions against the attorney.

At Internet LAVA, we understand the importance of reading the applicable rules and regulations. Although we cannot give legal advice, we can help attorneys spot issues that might go unnoticed by other companies. We can also help the attorneys comply with the reporting requirements. When the rules change, we strive to understand the changes and how it might imapct the attorney's website, blog or social media profiles.

Although the rules in Louisiana are restrictive, it is possible to stay in full compliance while having a very effective presense online. Internet LAVA is focused on marketing attorneys throughout the United States. That focus sets us apart. Contact Internet LAVA at 1-800-292-LAVA for more information on websites we build for attorneys focused on criminal defense, personal injury, immigration, family law or bankruptcy.

Louisiana Bar Rules Resources

Handbook on Attorney Internet Advertising - Must read guidelines written by the RPCC and Ethics Counsel from October/November 2008 to help attorneys and others develop websites and internet marketing strategy that comply with the Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct. The Handbook includes an overview of particular rules organized by the type of advertisement or electronic communication to which the rule applies, frequently ask questions and answers about attorney advertising regulations, a checklist for advertisers, and examples of compliant and non-compliant ads.

Louisiana State Bar Lawyer Advertising Rules - The rules became effective on October 1, 2009, as amended through June 22, 2011. Find information on mandatory filing requirements for advertisements and unsolicited written communications with the Louisiana State Bar Association Rules of Professional Conduct Committee through LSBA Ethics Counsel. Read more about how to file advertisements under Rule 7.7 and how to determine the applicable regular and late filing fees.

For More Information Contact:

Louisiana State Bar Association
Rules of Professional Conduct Committee
c/o LSBA Ethics Counsel
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA
504-619-0144

Understanding Louisiana's Rules on Attorney Advertising

An attorney is generally responsible for the conduct of his independent contractors if the attorney orders the conduct, ratifies the conduct, or knows of the conduct at a time when its consequences can be avoided or mitigated but fails to take reasonable remedial action. Therefore, it is important for attorneys to choose a website design and internet marketing company carefully.

At Internet LAVA, LLC, our team focuses exclusively on building websites and internet marketing campaigns for attorneys and legal professionals. Our team builds websites for attorneys in a wide variety of practice areas such as criminal defense, personal injury, immigration, bankruptcy and employment law.

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