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Can Lawyers get Referral Fees?

Are referral fees allowed under the attorney ethics rules? Note I recently taught a CLE on ethics, available here, in which I (briefly) addressed this question. The anti-climatic answer is that it varies by jurisdiction. The relevant ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct is Rule 1.5(e), which reads as follows: (e) A division of a […]

Why Lawyers Need to Include “Attorney Advertising” in their Newsletter Subject Lines

Why do you include [ATTORNEY ADVERTISING] in the subject line of your newsletter? Although under ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 8.5(b)(2)(ii) attorneys licensed in more than one state can follow the professional rules of the state “in which the lawyer principally practices,” to the extent possible I strive to follow all professional rules applicable to New York, […]