Drew Hasselback: Your ad here . . . or not

Posted September 2, 2015

Lawyers in Ontario are debating whether to tighten up the rules that govern how they can advertise their services to the public.

The debate emerges out of a package of amendments the country’s largest legal profession regulator, the Law Society of Upper Canada, has proposed to its rulebook.

LSUC is not proposing a change to the rule itself that allows Ontario lawyers to advertise. Rather, the law society is contemplating a couple of changes to the rulebook text that provides some detail on what types of marketing practices might violate the rule. LSUC has invited lawyers to comment on those changes until Oct. 15.

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