Sunday, February 21, 2016

Is an attorney's LinkedIn profile an advertisement?

Legal Ethics in Motion is reporting that the Association of the Bar of the City of New York Committee on Professional Ethics'  Formal Opinion 2015-7 concludes that if the primary purpose of an attorney’s LinkedIn profile is not to attract new clients, it is not advertising.  I understand the idea, but I am not sure I understand how it applies in reality.  If the profile is about a lawyer and his or her practice, is there really any other purpose for having a profile in LinkedIn?

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