This Blog Post Is Attorney Advertising

From the Law Blog: More silliness about the artifical lines between “commercial speech” (whatever that means) and editorial content. The NYT recaps law firms’ reactions to the new New York ethics rules requiring firms to label their websites as “attorney advertising” if their “primary purpose [is] the retention of the lawyer and the law firm.” So, does this cover the standard law firm website or not? Who knows. And what value does anyone derive from making that disclosure? I would venture to say, absolutely none. For a more rigorous rant on this point, see my short comment here.