Blogs, Web sites, lawyer communications – all are under regulation and potential greater regulation by NYS. Here is an article about the rules and a case attacking them.
"A high-volume, heavy-advertising personal injury law firm and a Washington, D.C., advocacy group are apparently the first to challenge the new attorney advertising restrictions that took effect yesterday.
On the same day the new rules were implemented, Alexander & Catalano, with offices in Syracuse and Rochester, and Public Citizen Inc. filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District alleging the restrictions violate the constitutional right to free speech and impose anti-consumer limits on lawyers’ ads.
The suit, filed yesterday in Albany, seeks injunctive and declaratory relief in an attempt to prevent enforcement of the new rules by the disciplinary committees. (The rules are posted at http://www.courts.state.ny.us/rules/attorney_ads_amendments.shtml). "