4 St. Mary's J. on Legal Malpractice & Ethics 440 (2014)
Online Legal Advice: Ethics in the Digital Age

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Paige A. Thomas *
Online Legal Advice: Ethics in the Digital Age
CONTENTS
I. Introduction.............................  441
II. Online Legal Forums....................... 447
A. The LawZam Model .................... 447
B. The Blogosphere ....................... 449
C. Legal Websites, A Broad Range .............. 450
III.  Governing Ethics Principles .................... 451
A. Evolution of the ABA's Rules of Professional
Responsibility.........................  451
B. Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional
Conduct.............................453
C. Ethics 20/20 Commission Addressing Changes
in  Technology  ............................456
D. The Internet and Social Media's Effect on the
Rules................................457
IV. Ethical Traps to Consider ...................... 458
A. The Inadvertent Attorney-Client Relationship . 458
B. Conflicts Checks ....................... 462
C. Negligent Misrepresentation ............... 466

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