Attorney Advertising Laws

Do I need to report a listing with your directories to the state bar?

Find attorney advertising laws from the different states on this page and verify using the provided source URLs.


Alabama

The Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise

  • "services through media, such as telephone directory [or] legal directory."
  • "A true copy or recording of any such advertisement shall be delivered or mailed to the office of the general counsel of the Alabama State Bar at its then current headquarters within three (3) days after the date on which any such advertisement is first disseminated; the contemplated duration thereof and the identity of the publisher or broadcaster of such advertisement, either within the advertisement or by separate communication accompanying said advertisement, shall be stated."

Attorney Directory Exemptions: State rules do not exempt online directories from these requirements.

Source(s):
http://judicial.alabama.gov/library/rules/cond7_2.pdf


Alaska

The Alaska Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise "services through written, recorded, or electronic communication," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements.

Source(s):
http://www.courtrecords.alaska.gov/webdocs/rules/docs/prof.pdf


Arizona

The Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communications, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements.

Attorney Directory Exemptions: The Arizona State Ethics Commission has found directories do not violate the RPC as long as the information contained therein is not false or misleading.

Source(s):
http://www.azbar.org/Ethics/RulesofProfessionalConduct/ViewRule?id=18
http://www.azbar.org/Ethics/EthicsOpinions/ViewEthicsOpinion?id=504


Arkansas

The Arkansas Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through public media, such as telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor advertising, radio or television, or through written or electronic communication," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements.

Source(s):
https://courts.arkansas.gov/rules-and-administrative-orders/%5Bcurrent%5D-arkansas-rules-of-professional-conduct


California

The California Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise via "written or electronic media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the California State Bar.

Source(s):
http://rules.calbar.ca.gov/Rules/RulesofProfessionalConduct/CurrentRules/Rule1400.aspx
http://apps.calbar.ca.gov/mcleselfstudy/mcle_home.aspx?testID=43


Colorado

The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise legal services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Colorado State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/Opinions-Rules-Statutes/Rules-of-Professional-Conduct/Rule-72-Advertising


Colorado

The Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise legal services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Colorado State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.cobar.org/For-Members/Opinions-Rules-Statutes/Rules-of-Professional-Conduct/Rule-72-Advertising


Connecticut

According to the Connecticut Attorney Practice Booke, Part 2-28A: any attorney who advertises services to the public through any media, electronic or otherwise, or through written or recorded communication pursuant to Rule 7.2 of the Rules of Professional Conduct shall file a copy of each such advertisement or communication with the statewide grievance committee either prior to or concurrently with the attorney's first dissemination of the advertisement or written or recorded communication, except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) herein. The materials shall be filed in a format prescribed by the statewide grievance committee, which may require them to be filed electronically. Any such submission in a foreign language must include an accurate English language translation. The filing shall consist of the following: (1) A copy of the advertisement or communication in the form or forms in which it is to be disseminated (e.g., videotapes, DVDs, audiotapes, compact discs, print media, photographs of outdoor advertising); (2) A transcript, if the advertisement or communication is in video or audio format; (3) A list of domain names used by the attorney primarily to offer legal services, which shall be updated quarterly; (4) A sample envelope in which the written communication will be enclosed, if the communication is to be mailed; (5) A statement listing all media in which the advertisement or communication will appear, the anticipated frequency of use of the advertisement or communication in each medium in which it will appear, and the anticipated time period during which the advertisement or communication will be used."

Attorney Directory Exemptions: Attorney Practice Book, Part 2-28A(b) - The filing requirements of subsection (a) do not extend to any of the following materials:

  1. An advertisement in the public media that contains only the information, in whole or in part, contained in Rule 7.2 (i) of the Rules of Professional Conduct, provided the information is not false or misleading;
  2. An advertisement in a telephone directory;
  3. A listing or entry in a regularly published law list;
  4. An announcement card stating new or changed associations, new offices, or similar changes relating to an attorney or firm, or a tombstone professional card;
  5. A communication sent only to: (i) Existing or former clients; (ii) Other attorneys or professionals; business organizations including trade groups; not-for profit organizations; governmental bodies and/or (iii) Members of a not-for-profit organization that meets the following conditions: the primary purposes of the organization do not include the rendition of legal services; the recommending, furnishing, paying for or educating persons regarding legal services is incidental and reasonably related to the primary purposes of the organization; the organization does not derive a financial benefit from the rendition of legal services by an attorney; and the person for whom the legal services are rendered, and not the organization, is recognized as the client of the attorney who is recommended, furnished, or paid for by the organization.
  6. Communication that is requested by a prospective client.
  7. The contents of an attorney's Internet website that appears under any of the domain names submitted pursuant to subdivision (3) of subsection (a)."

Source(s):
https://www.jud.ct.gov/Publications/PracticeBook/PB.pdf


Delaware

The Delaware Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Delaware State Bar.

Source(s):
http://courts.delaware.gov/rules/pdf/DLRPCwithCommentsFeb2010.pdf


Florida

The Florida Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 4-719, provides that "any lawyer who advertises services shall file with the Florida Bar a copy of each advertisement at least 20 days prior to the lawyer's first dissemination of the advertisement. The advertisement must be filed at The Florida Bar headquarters address in Tallahassee."

Attorney Directory Exemptions: Under Rule 4-7.20, "the following are exempt from the filing requirements of rule 4-7.19:

  1. an advertisement in any of the public media that contains no illustrations and no information other than that set forth in rule 4-7.16;
  2. a brief announcement that identifies a lawyer or law firm as a contributor to a specified charity or as a sponsor of a public service announcement or a specified charitable, community, or public interest program, activity, or event, provided that the announcement contains no information about the lawyer or law firm other than the permissible content of advertisements listed in rule 4-7.16, and the fact of the sponsorship or contribution. In determining whether an announcement is a public service announcement, the following criteria may be considered: (1) whether the content of the announcement appears to serve the particular interests of the lawyer or law firm as much as or more than the interests of the public; (2) whether the announcement concerns a legal subject; (3) whether the announcement contains legal advice; and (4) whether the lawyer or law firm paid to have the announcement published;
  3. a listing or entry in a law list or bar publication;
  4. a communication mailed only to existing clients, former clients, or other lawyers; (e) a written or recorded communication requested by a prospective client;
  5. professional announcement cards stating new or changed associations, new offices, and similar changes relating to a lawyer or law firm, and that are mailed only to other lawyers, relatives, close personal friends, and existing or former clients; and
  6. information contained on the lawyer's Internet website(s)."

Source(s):
https://www.floridabar.org/TFB/TFBResources.nsf/Attachments/0A266C6138C4A15685256B29004BD617/$FILE/RRTFB%20CHAPTER%204.pdf


Georgia

The Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through (1) public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical; (2) outdoor advertising; (3) radio or television; and (4) written, electronic or recorded communication," but do not speak directly to lawyer advertising reporting requirements.

Source(s):
https://www.gabar.org/barrules/handbookdetail.cfm?what=rule&id=147


Hawaii

The Hawaii Rules of Professional Conduct allow "a lawyer may advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Hawaii State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.courts.state.hi.us/docs/court_rules/rules/hrpcond.htm#Rule 7.2


Idaho

The Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Idaho State Bar.

Source(s):
https://isb.idaho.gov/pdf/rules/irpc.pdf


Illinois

The Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise legal services through media, including published and online directories, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Illinois State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.isba.org/sites/default/files/ethicsopinions/94-12.pdf http://www.courts.state.hi.us/docs/court_rules/rules/hrpcond.htm#Rule 7.2


Indiana

The Indiana Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Indiana State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.in.gov/judiciary/rules/prof_conduct/index.html#_Toc418253558


The Iowa Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Iowa State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/ACO/CourtRulesChapter/12-31-2012.32.pdf


Kansas

The Kansas Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Kansas State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.kscourts.org/rules/Rule-Info.asp?r1=Rules+Relating+to+Discipline+of+Attorneys


Kentucky

The Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Kentucky State Bar.

Source(s):
https://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.kybar.org/resource/resmgr/SCR3/SCR_3.130_(7.03).pdf


Louisiana

The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2(c) require "any lawyer who advertises services through any public media or through unsolicited written communications sent in compliance with Rule 7.4 or 7.6(c) shall file a copy of each such advertisement or unsolicited written communication with the Committee for evaluation of compliance with these Rules. The copy shall be filed either prior to or concurrently with the lawyer’s first dissemination of the advertisement or unsolicited written communication and shall be accompanied by the information and fee specified in subdivision (d) of this Rule. If the lawyer has opted to submit an advertisement or unsolicited written communication in advance of dissemination, in compliance with subdivision (b) of this Rule, and the advertisement or unsolicited written communication is then found to be in compliance with the Rules, that voluntary advance submission shall be deemed to satisfy the regular filing requirement set forth above."

Source(s):
http://files.lsba.org/documents/LawyerAdvertising/AdvertisingRulesEffective06022016.pdf

Attorney Directory Exemptions: The Louisiana Rules of Professional Conduct do not explicitly exempt web-based directories from the advertising filing requirements. However, the following are exempt from the filing and review requirements:

  • (a) any advertisement or unsolicited written communication that contains only content that is permissible under Rule 7.2(b).
  • (b) a brief announcement in any public media that identifies a lawyer or law firm as a contributor to a specified charity or as a sponsor of a public service announcement or a specified charitable, community, or public interest program, activity, or event, provided that the announcement contains no information about the lawyer or law firm other than permissible content of advertisements listed in Rule 7.2(b) and the fact of the sponsorship or contribution. following are criteria that may be considered:
    • (1) whether the content of the announcement appears to serve the particular interests of the lawyer or law firm as much as or more than the interests of the public;
    • (2) whether the announcement contains information concerning the lawyer's or law firm's area(s) of practice, legal background, or experience;
    • (3) whether the announcement contains the address or telephone number of the lawyer or law firm;
    • (4) whether the announcement concerns a legal subject;
    • (5) whether the announcement contains legal advice; and
    • (6) whether the lawyer or law firm paid to have the announcement published.
  • (c) A listing or entry in a law list or bar publication.
  • (d) A communication mailed only to existing clients, former clients, or other lawyers.
  • (e) Any written communications requested by a prospective client.
  • (f) Professional announcement cards stating new or changed associations, new offices, and similar changes relating to a lawyer or law firm, and that are mailed only to other lawyers, relatives, close personal friends, and existing or former clients.
  • (g) Computer-accessed communications as described in subdivision (b) of Rule 7.6.
  • (h) Gift/Promotional Items. Items, such as coffee mugs, pens, pencils, apparel, and the like, that identify a lawyer or law firm and are used/disseminated by a lawyer or law firm not in violation of these Rules, including but not limited to Rule 7.2(c)(13) and Rule 7.4; and
  • (i) Office Sign(s) for Bona Fide Office Location(s). A sign, placard, lettering, mural, engraving, carving or other alphanumeric display conveying information about a lawyer, a lawyer’s services or a law firm’s services that is permanently affixed, hanging, erected or otherwise attached to the physical structure of the building containing a bona fide office location for a lawyer or law firm, or to the property on which that bona fide office location sits."
  • Source(s):
    http://files.lsba.org/documents/LawyerAdvertising/AdvertisingRulesEffective06022016.pdf


Maine

The Maine Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Maine State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.courts.maine.gov/rules_adminorders/rules/text/mr_prof_conduct_plus_2014-10-10.pdf


Maryland

The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct allow an attorney to "advertise services through public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor, radio or television advertising, or through communications not involving in person contact," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Maryland State Bar.

Source(s):
https://govt.westlaw.com/mdc/Document/N37B79C803C0211E6A91396A739D63AEE?viewType=FullText


Maryland

The Maryland Rules of Professional Conduct allow an attorney to "advertise services through public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor, radio or television advertising, or through communications not involving in person contact," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Maryland State Bar.

Source(s):
https://govt.westlaw.com/mdc/Document/N37B79C803C0211E6A91396A739D63AEE?viewType=FullText


Massachusetts

The Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory including an electronic or computer-accessed directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor advertising, radio or television, or through written communication not involving solicitation prohibited in Rule 7.3," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Massachusetts State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.mass.gov/obcbbo/rpc7.htm


Michigan

The Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Michigan State Bar.

Source(s):
http://courts.mi.gov/courts/michigansupremecourt/rules/documents/michigan%20rules%20of%20professional%20conduct.pdf


Minnesota

The Minnesota Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communications, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Minnesota State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/court_rules/rule.php?type=pr&subtype=cond&id=7.2


Mississippi

Attorney Directory Exemptions: The Mississippi Policies and Procedures for the Submission of Advertisements to the Office of General Counsel for the Mississippi Bar, "a copy or recording of any advertisement to be published shall be submitted to the Office of General Counsel of the Mississippi Bar (OGCMB) prior to its first dissemination."

Each submission of advertising must including the following information:

  1. a copy of the advertisement or communication in the form or forms in which it is to be disseminated;
  2. a transcript, if the advertisement or communication is on videotape or audiotape;
  3. a statement of when and where the advertisement has been, is, or will be used.

Web-based directories are not specifically exempt from the above-referenced filing requirements. However, the following are exempt from the requirements:

  1. Any advertisement that contains no illustrations and no information other than that set forth in Rules 7.2 and 7.4 (name, location, etc.);
  2. Any telephone directory advertisement;
  3. Notices or announcements that do not solicit clients, but rather state new or changed associations or membership of firms, changed location of offices, the opening of new offices, and similar changes relating to a lawyer or law firm;
  4. Professional business cards or letterhead;
  5. On premises office signage;
  6. Notices and paid listings in law directories addressed primarily to other members of the legal profession;
  7. Advertisements in professional, trade, academic, resource or specialty publications circulated to specific subscribing audiences rather than the general public at large that announce the availability of a lawyer or law firm to practice a particular type of law in many jurisdictions and that are not for the purpose of soliciting clients to commence or join in specific litigation to be performed in Mississippi;
  8. Internet Web pages viewed via a Web browser, in a search initiated by a person without solicitation.
  9. Informative or scholarly writings in professional, trade or academic publications;
  10. A communication mailed only to existing clients, former clients or other lawyers;
  11. Any written communications requested by a prospective client; and,
  12. Any notices or publications required by law.

Source(s):
http://www.msbar.org/ethics-discipline/lawyer-advertising-rule-75/policies-procedures-for-lawyer-advertising.aspx


Missouri

The Missouri Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor advertising, radio, or television, or through direct mail advertising distributed generally to persons not known to need legal services of the kind provided by the lawyer in a particular matter," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Missouri State Bar. Pursuant to 4-7.1, MRPC, all advertisements must be truthful and not misleading.

Source(s):
http://www.courts.mo.gov/courts/ClerkHandbooksP2RulesOnly.nsf/c0c6ffa99df4993f86256ba50057dcb8/9ec523dc894bc66d86256ca60052120f


Montana

The Montana Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Montana State Bar.

Source(s):
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.montanabar.org/resource/resmgr/attorney_rules_and_regulations/rules_of_professional_conduc.pdf


Nebraska

The Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Nebraska State Bar. Pursuant to 3-507.1, NRPC, all advertisements must be truthful and not misleading.

Source(s):
https://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/supreme-court-rules/1880/%C2%A7-3-5072-advertising


Nevada

The State Bar of Nevada has established a Lawyer Advertising Advisory Committee to review all lawyer advertising and ensure compliance with Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct and Supreme Court Rules. Pursuant to Rule 7.2A, NRPC, "A copy or recording of an advertisement or written or recorded communication published after September 1, 2007, shall be submitted to the state bar in either physical or digital format within 15 days of first dissemination along with a form supplied by the state bar. If a published item that was first disseminated prior to September 1, 2007, will continue to be published after this date, then it must be submitted to the state bar on or before September 17, 2007, along with a form supplied by the state bar."

Attorney Directory Exemptions: The Nevada Rules of Professional Conduct do not contain any explicit exemption for online directories.

Source(s):
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/courtrules/rpc.htmlg


New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise legal services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the New Hampshire State Bar. Pursuant to 7.1, NHRPC, all advertisements must be truthful and not misleading.

Source(s):
http://www.courts.state.nh.us/rules/pcon/pcon-7_2.htm


New Jersey

The New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the New Jersey State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/RPC_09-01-2015.pdf
http://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/rules/r1-19a.html


New Mexico

The New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspaper or other periodical, outdoor billboards or signs, radio or television, internet or through other written or electronic communication," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the New Mexico State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/nm/code/NM_CODE.htm


New York

The New York Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the New York State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.nycourts.gov/rules/jointappellate/ny-rules-prof-conduct-1200.pdf


North Carolina

The North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to "advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not speak directly to lawyer advertising reporting requirements.

Source(s):
https://www.ncbar.gov/for-lawyers/ethics/rules-of-professional-conduct/rule-72-advertising/
http://www.ncbar.gov/for-lawyers/ethics/adopted-opinions/rpc-241/


North Dakota

The North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct allow a lawyer to “market and advertise legal services through media, including published and on-line directories; newspapers, newsletters and other periodicals; outdoor advertising; electronic advertising, including radio, television, video and the Internet; and through text-based written and electronic communications," but do not contain any self-reporting requirements regarding lawyer advertising.

Source(s):
http://www.ndcourts.gov/rules/conduct/frameset.htm


The Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise legal services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including online directories, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Ohio State Bar. Pursuant to 7.1, ORPC, all advertisements must be truthful and not misleading.

Source(s):
http://www.supremecourt.ohio.gov/LegalResources/Rules/ProfConduct/profConductRules.pdf (p.160)


Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded, or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Oklahoma State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/DeliverDocument.asp?CiteID=449003


Oregon

The Oregon Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Oregon State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.osbar.org/_docs/rulesregs/orpc.pdf (p.30)


Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Pennsylvania State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/204/chapter81/s7.2.html


Rhode Island

The Rhode Island Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.2, allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media." Pursuant to Rule 7.2(b), RIRPC, “copy of each print advertisement (other than yellow page advertisements), a recording of each radio advertisement, and a videotape of each television advertisement shall be sent to the Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel prior to or within 48 hours of the first dissemination of such advertisement and another copy of each print advertisement (including yellow page advertisement), recording of each radio advertisement and videotape of each television advertisement shall be retained by the lawyer for three years after its last dissemination along with a record of when and where it was used."

Source(s):
https://www.courts.ri.gov/PublicResources/disciplinaryboard/PDF/Article5.pdf


South Carolina

The South Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the South Carolina Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.sccourts.org/courtReg/displayRule.cfm?ruleID=407.0


South Dakota

The South Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise legal services through written, recorded, internet, computer, e-mail or other electronic communication, including public media, such as a telephone directory, legal directory, newspapers or other periodicals, billboards and other signs, radio, television and other electronic media, and recorded messages the public may access by dialing a telephone number, or through other written or recorded communication," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the South Dakota Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.sdlegislature.gov/Statutes/Codified_Laws/DisplayStatute.aspx


Tennessee

The Tennessee Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Tennessee State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.tncourts.gov/rules/supreme-court/8


Texas

Our Advertising Review Department is responsible for reviewing attorney and law firm advertisements and solicitation communications as required by Part VII of the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct.

Source(s):
https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/ForLawyers/MembershipInformation/AdvertisingReview2/default.htm

Attorney Directory Exemptions: A lawyer or law firm’s listing on a web-based directory that is accessible by the public shall be exempt from the filing requirements of Rule 7.07 if it meets the requirements of 7.07(e)

Source(s):
https://www.texasbar.com/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Advertising_Review4&Template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=12093


The Utah Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Utah State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.utcourts.gov/resources/rules/ucja/ch13/7_2.htm


Vermont

The Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Vermont State Bar.

Source(s):
https://vtbarcounsel.wordpress.com/rules-of-professional-conduct/ (7.2, VRPC)


Virginia

The Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise legal services, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Virginia State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.vsb.org/pro-guidelines/index.php/rules/information-about-legal-services/
http://www.vsb.org/site/regulation/advertising-and-solicitation/#prescreening


Washington

The Washington Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Washington State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.courts.wa.gov/court_rules/


Washington, DC

The District of Columbia's Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to advertise, but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the District of Columbia Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.dcbar.org/bar-resources/legal-ethics/former-rules/rule7-01.cfm


West Virginia

The West Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the West Virginia State Bar.

Source(s):
http://www.courtswv.gov/legal-community/court-rules/professional-conduct/rule7.html#rule7.2


Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Wisconsin State Bar.

Source(s):
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/scr/20.pdf


Wyoming

The Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct allow lawyers to “advertise services through written, recorded or electronic communication, including public media," but do not impose any advertising reporting requirements to the Wyoming State Bar.

Source(s):
https://www.courts.state.wy.us/Documents/CourtRules/Rules/RULES_OF_PROFESSIONAL_CONDUCT_FOR_ATTORNEYS_AT_LAW.pdf