Today, the Supreme Court of Florida released the long-anticipated decision on The Florida Bar’s proposed advertising rules. If you have not read the court’s opinion, you should. You’ll find it HERE. Justices Pariente and Canady dissented separately; they feel the new rules go to far. In a substantial departure from the prior rules, lawyer websites and information provided upon request are now subject to the advertising rules. They are, at least, exempt from the filing and review requirements.
Agree or not, the fact of the matter is that the rules have been adopted. Noncompliance carries the risk of a grievance and disciplinary proceedings.