In our latest episode of Remotely Ethical, we discuss a recent change to the New York Rules of Professional Conduct, which permits lawyers to provide legal services under a trade name.
In this episode we discuss:
- Until recently, Rule 7.5 of the New York Rules prohibited lawyers from using trade names, because they were viewed as inherently deceptive
- A recent lawsuit against New York and other states challenged the trade name rule as unconstitutional because it infringed on commercial speech
- In response, New York opted to change the trade name rule to permit trade names
- Why this is a positive trend that makes sense because it gives lawyers more options for naming their law firms
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