Rule 5.3 Archive

Lawyers + Social Media – Part 3

Social media and various legal services websites have provided lawyers with new and numerous ways to connect with clients and potential clients. Services like Avvo have sought to address the ethical concerns about Groupon (see Post #2 in the series) by creating a structure where the client pays the fee to the lawyer, who in […]

Changes to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct: Part 3

The 2015 amendments to the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct also address the hiring of 3rd party service providers, non-Ohio lawyer advertising and Ohio lawyer advertising. Comment 1 to Rule 5.3 [Responsibilities regarding NonLawyer Assistants] has been amended to increase the circle of responsibility to “nonlawyers outside the firm or agency who work on firm or […]