A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional most of the sweeping new restrictions on attorney advertising introduced this year by the New York courts. The restrictions had barred lawyers from such practices as using nicknames suggesting an ability to obtain results or touting "characteristics clearly unrelated to legal competence." Prohibitions on active client testimonials, portrayals of judges and fictitious law firms and the use of Internet pop-up ads were also struck down as unconstitutional.
N.Y. Federal Judge Strikes Down Many New Attorney Ad Rules
New York Law Journal
July 24, 2007
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