Lawyers ethics?

Asked almost 2 years ago - Massapequa Park, NY

did you know the A.B.A. has ruled that belonging to media sites such as avvo is considered un-ethical behavior? What are you all doing here besides soliciting?

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  1. Maurice N Ross

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    Answered . Not so. You have misunderstood the ethics rules.

  2. Joseph Gerard Dell

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    Answered . There is no ethical or disciplinary rule that prevents any of us from helping out our fellow citizens with some good, free legal advice. I haven't seen one lawyer who is answering questions like I am try to solicit a case. Some of us actually love what we do, are proud of what we do, and want to help out.

    I can tell you that for me, I find the questions and the process of answering them sort of like a continuing legal education. I hope that my answers assist the person on the receiving end make a decision with regard to a potential case. I can see that if someone was to read these questions and answers and was a potential defendant or in a high risk industry that makes them potential defendants that this forum may be upsetting.

  3. Jack Richard Lebowitz

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    Answered . Citation please. What are you doing here besides trolling?

    This answer is provided under the Avvo.com “Terms and Conditions of Use” (“ToU”), particularly ¶9 which states... more
  4. John J. Carney

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    Answered . I would like to see that "ruling". The lawyers here are giving free advice to people who have legal problems. You are quite mistaken and I would ask you to offer any ruling to say that being on Avvo is "unethical" as none exists to my knowledge.

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