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Ethical Online Advertising and Web Design for Lawyers in NJ

The New Jersey Bar Association governs how a law firm or an attorney conducts themselves when engaging in advertising or when they are communicating via online media such as the Internet or websites. Since an attorney website is basically considered to be a form of communication or a means of advertising they are subject to being regulated by the bar’s rules. Each state may have its own set of rules regarding the handling of websites or advertisements by attorneys; and it is essential that an attorney abide by the rules and guidelines set in their individual state. In many cases, an attorney hires a third party to develop their professional website and therefore some of the guidelines can get overlooked. In these cases, an attorney can face disciplinary actions or sanctions if the rules set by the bar are violated whether knowingly or unknowingly.