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Unpublished Paper
On Pitbulls, Piranhas & Other Creatures: Why Attorney Advertising Makes Us Gnash Our Teeth and Wring Our Hands and What Can Be Done About It
ExpressO (2009)
  • Victoria V. Kremski
Abstract

This article argues that certain objectionable attorney advertising is a professionalism issue and that the rules of professional conduct do not readily address objectionable attorney advertising. Actual cases of attorney discipline are used to illustrate the premise that the rule of professional conduct prohibiting false, fraudulent and misleading advertisements is not an effective tool for addressing rude and objectionable attorney advertising. An exploration is also made into the question of whether prosecuting attorneys for advertising violations has an unintentional, de facto, discriminatory consequence. Educational and preventative alternatives are discussed as a partial solution for addressing objectionable attorney advertising.

Keywords
  • Attorney advertising,
  • attorney discipline
Disciplines
Publication Date
April 2, 2009
Citation Information
Victoria V. Kremski. "On Pitbulls, Piranhas & Other Creatures: Why Attorney Advertising Makes Us Gnash Our Teeth and Wring Our Hands and What Can Be Done About It" ExpressO (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/victoria_kremski/1/