Feb. 24, 2017
The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics & Professional Responsibility is currently accepting comments on APRL’s comprehensive proposal which seeks to standardize the rules and focuses regulation on false and misleading communications about legal services. It includes amendments to Model Rules 7.1, Communications Concerning a Lawyer’s Services; 7.2, Advertising; 7.3, Solicitation of Clients; 7.4, Communications of Fields of Practice and Specialization; and 7.5, Firm Names and Letterheads.
The APRL proposal can be found here. For more information, go to the ABA website here.
UPDATE (3-11-17): The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism has published an article summarizing the debate on this issue here.