Lawyers face right to blog

From today’s Chicago Tribune:

“The marketing potential, whether explicit or not, of law-related blogs–or ‘blawgs’ as some attorneys have come to call their online journals–is raising some tricky ethical questions for the profession, which regulates lawyer advertising.

“Those issues have come to the forefront in recent months, after ethics monitors in Kentucky found lawyer-written blogs to be advertising and subjected them to increased scrutiny. Regulators in New York have made bloggers nervous by proposing new advertising rules that also include electronic communications.”