Muse’s own Amy Boardman Hunt and Gene Major, the State Bar of Texas Director of Advertising Review, were guests on the State Bar of Texas Podcast discussing with host Rocky Dhir how lawyers can market themselves in ways that comply with the State Bar of Texas’ Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, which govern lawyer advertising in Texas.
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For more than 20 years, the State Bar of Texas advertising rules have governed lawyer advertising, including print and electronic ads, websites, brochures and practically any communication about a lawyer’s legal services that reaches the public. Despite two decades of regulation, Texas lawyers and law firms still have questions about exactly what is and isn’t allowed, and the potential impact for violations.
That lack of familiarity can lead to a firm or an individual lawyer having their ad, website, etc., labeled as “noncompliant” by the State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Department, which reviews lawyer advertising for violations under the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct. Those who fail to remedy noncompliant communications may be the subject of an official complaint filed with the Bar’s Chief Disciplinary Counsel.