Idaho

Idaho Bar Rules for Attorney Advertising

If you are an attorney wishing to promote yourself onine, it's imperative that you consult with the Idaho Bar Rules of Professional Conduct. These rules outline what an attorney can and cannot do when advertising on the Internet. Any attorney who chooses to ignore these regulations may be subject to a type of disciplinary action set forth by the Bar. 

In addition, it's important to stay current with the Idaho Bar Rules. On March 17, 2014, the Idaho Supreme Court issued an order amending the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct, including several of the rules that apply to online advertising and communications on websites. Many of the rules related to attorney advertising online in Idaho can be found at Rule 7.1 through Rule 7.5 in the section for Information About Legal Services.

These rules govern the promotion of the law-related services and deal with advertising and solicitation. Additional information can be found in the comments to the rules. Because of the discontinuance of the Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, very few formal ethics opinions have been issued in Idaho.

You may believe the amended rules may seem even more restrictive than before. It may seem impossible to promote your firm with these sanctions. Nonetheless, effective Internet maketing is possible. If you have an thorough understanding of search engine terms and algorithims, you can still launch an successful online advertising campaign. 


Resources for Idaho Bar Rules

Idaho State Bar - Visit the official website for the Idaho State Bar and find more information surrounding the Rules of Professional Conduct. Gain access to the information request form, file a grievance, and learn more about how the Idaho Bar functions. 

Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct - Visit the website for the Idaho State Bar which offers information on the two sets of Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct. Find the Idaho Rules of Professional Conduct (IRPC) that took effect on July 1, 2014 and the IRPC rules that are effective through June 30, 2014.

Formal Ethics Opinions in Idaho - Visit the Idaho State Bar website for information on opinions issued by the Idaho State Bar Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility. The Committee has been discontinued. As a result, few formal ethics opinions have been issued.


Last updated on Thursday, October 11, 2018.