After digesting more than 100 comments and complaints from lawyers, constitutional concerns raised by the Federal Trade Commission and the hovering threat of a First Amendment lawsuit, the presiding justices of the Appellate Division’s four departments in New York have tweaked a sweeping series of new advertising restrictions to retain the overall goal of stopping the most egregious solicitations while permitting attorneys to advertise responsibly.
The presiding justices on Thursday posted a final version of the new rules — which are now slated to take effect on Feb. 1 — on the Web site of the Office of Court Administration.
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