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Ethics Opinion on "Groupon" or "deal of the day" websites

posted Jan 26, 2012, 10:49 AM by Pete Weinman
New York State Bar Association Committee on Professional Ethics

Opinion 897 (12/13/11)

Topic: Marketing of legal services by use of a “deal of the day” or “group coupon” website.

Digest: Lawyer may market legal services on a “deal of the day” or “group coupon” website
provided that the advertising is not misleading or deceptive and makes clear that no lawyer-client
relationship will be formed until the lawyer can check for conflicts and competence to provide the
services. If the lawyer is unable to provide the offered service due to a conflict or competence issue,
the lawyer must give the coupon buyer a full refund. If the coupon buyer terminates the
representation, the buyer is entitled to a refund subject to the lawyer’s quantum meruit claim.

Marketing of legal services by use of a “deal of the day” or “group coupon” website.

For the opinion: click here


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