Bar Rule Interpretation

Bar rules on the books and their real-life interpretations can differ, making it difficult to anticipate whether or not your marketing campaigns follow the rules of professional conduct in your state. Ethics rulings can provide valuable insight on how a Board of Professional Conduct interprets advertising rules that affect your law firm. With technology advancing faster than the restrictions can be formed and communicated, understanding how bar rules apply to real-life situations is more important than ever.

At James Bewley Law, we have more than 20 years of experience helping attorneys advertise in major markets across the United States. We’ve seen how different states interpret advertising rules, and we’re here to give you the confidence you need to create advertising your law firm can stand behind. Call (615) 296-1066 or fill out our free contact request form to see how we can help you today.

Helping You Make Sense of the Rules

Some states have specific rules addressing online and broadcast legal advertising. But in many cases, advertising rules that seem simple at face value fail to address new and popular marketing methods, such as:

  • Blogging
    Can blogging be considered legal advice? Are there topics you should avoid? Bar rule interpretations on communications like blogging can vary widely across the United States.
  • Broadcast Media Advertising
    You want advertisements that stand out from the competition. We can help you raise the bar on effective marketing efforts in your DMA(s).
  • Social Media
    Are there rules for contacting potential clients on social media platforms? Can a social media campaign be viewed as a solicitation? These are some of the questions we can help you answer.
  • Testimonials and Endorsements
    Positive referrals are important for your business and key to building your brand. But managing your reputation online often opens the door to legal and ethical questions. At James Bewley Law, we’ve been there, and we can help.

We can interpret your state’s rules and offer strategies on how brands like yours can communicate safely with consumers. Whether you’re new to advertising or looking for ways to build your brand in your market, we’ll provide you with the guidance you need to make educated decisions about your marketing efforts.