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William  Hornsby, Esq.

William Hornsby served as staff counsel at the American Bar Association for 30 years. During that time, he led a variety of ABA entities dedicated to expanding legal services, including the Commission on Advertising and the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. As staff counsel to the Commission on Advertising, William authored the book Marketing and Legal Ethics: The boundaries of promoting legal services. He was also involved in the development of policies and advancement of innovative models to create better access to legal services. In 2018, he left the ABA in order to open his practice and use his skill set to help clients explore their opportunities in ways that are consistent with the various ethics rules governing the practice of law.

Programs by William  Hornsby, Esq..

Lawyers, both in practice and business settings, are increasingly communicating via blogs and other forms of social media, such as LinkedIn and Facebook. This programs looks at the ethical parameters that apply to posting information through these ve...

Program Number
3127
Program Date
2021-03-02
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsAdvertisingBusiness LawBusiness Organizations & ContractsCommunications and Media LawEthics & ProfessionalismFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleIn-House CounselInformation TechnologyMedia & Communication LawTechnology Law
State
CaliforniaFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study

The Comment to ABA Model Rule 7.2 was changed not that long ago, making it clear that a lawyer may ethically pay others for client leads. Since then the lead generation business has mushroomed, as lawyers have turned to this model in an effort to con...

Program Number
3194
Program Date
2021-05-06
Category
Administrative Law & RegulationsCommunications and Media LawComputer, Internet & E-Commerce LawEthics & ProfessionalismFederal CourtsFlorida EligibleTechnology Law
State
CaliforniaColoradoFloridaGeorgiaNew JerseyNew YorkTexas Self Study