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Thank you for visiting the Family Law Lawyer Tech & Practice blog. My name is John Harding. I am a family law lawyer practicing in Northern California. Long ago I realized that I could practice law more effectively and more efficiently (i.e., better and easier) by availing myself of the technological tools that are out there. I also learned that a successful law practice requires successful marketing. Hardware and software working together make me a better lawyer, and make my life easier. Marketing helps to bring in the business necessary for professional survival. By this blog I hope to share the tips, tricks, and technology that I have learned about so that others may benefit!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Lawyers Free To Blog!

 Horace Hunter is a criminal defense lawyer in Virginia.  He is also a blogger.  Unfortunately the State Bar of Virginia did not the reasonableness of such conduct, and it disciplined Hunter over his criminal law blog where he wrote about cases he had handled and other criminal-law issues.  To legal bloggers this ruling had a chilling effect.

Hunter appealed the discipline, and he has been vindicated.  As reported by Robert Ambrogi on his LawSites blog:
In a decision last week, the Portsmouth Circuit Court sided with Hunter, overturning the finding of misconduct under Rule 1.6, which governs confidentiality of client information. The court concluded that the finding violated the First Amendment.

The court did uphold one aspect of the disciplinary committee’s conclusion. It said that Hunter should have included a disclaimer on his website warning that results could vary in others’ cases. It upheld a public admonition for this violation and ordered him to add the disclaimer to his site.
Please click here for Robert's article.  Please visit hardinglaw.com for more information about Harding & Associates Family Law

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