North Dakota

North Dakota Bar Rules for Attorney Advertising

If you wish to promote your firm online, it's important you understand the North Dakota Bar Rules regarding advertising online. The rules related to website design and internet marketing are listed on the North Dakota State Bar website and can be found at Rule 7.1 through Rule 7.5. These regulations are closely modeled with the Model Rules from the American Bar Association.

Before you redesign your law firm's website or start a new internet marketing campaign, you must understand what is prohibited by the bar. Certain advertising measures are considered prohibited. Failure to uphold these rules may result in disciplinary sanctions and actions. Additional information can be found in the comments and the Ethics Advisory Opinions interpreting the rules.

Although the rules in the State of North Dakota may seem limiting, you can still have a large Internet prescene. Having an effective plan to tackle your marketing strategies while staying in compliance with Bar Rules is possible. If you use marketing strategies such as lawyer directories, regular blog posts, and search engine key terms you can boost your website to your clients. 


Resources for North Dakota Bar Rules

Ethic Opinions for Attorney Advertising in North Dakota - Visits State Bar of North Dakota website to search the ethics opinions on compliance with the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct. The rules related to website design and internet marketing include Rule 7.1 for Communications Concerning the Services of a Lawyer or Persons Professionally Associated with the Lawyer, Rule 7.2 for Firm Names and Letterheads, Rule 7.3 for Direct Contact with Prospective Clients, and Rule 7.4 for Requesting Attorney can identify himself as a family law "specialist" in his advertising. The State Bar of North Dakota is located at:

State Bar Association of North Dakota
504 N. Washington St.
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Telephone Number: 701-255-1404

North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct - Visit the North Dakota Supreme Court website to search the North Dakota Rules of Professional Conduct. The "Information about Legal Services" rules related to website design and internet marketing include Rule 7.1 for Communications Concerning The Services of a Lawyer or Persons Professionally Associated With The Lawyer, Rule 7.2 for Advertising, Rule 7.3 for Direct Contact With Prospective Clients, Rule 7.4 for Communication of Fields of Practice, and Rule 7.5 for Firm Names And Letterheads.


 Last updated on Wednesday, October 10, 2018.