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14-03 A law firm may participate in a specific marketing program which provides drivers with a smart phone application (the “App”) which collects and facilitates information (such as insurance data and photos), provides a live operator for assistance, and delivers information on law firms, towing, medical and other services targeted to the zip code/local area where a potential client has an accident, provided the actual contact complies with the advertising and solicitation parameters of the Vermont Rules of Professional Conduct (the “VRPC”). As presented, this arrangement does not trigger the VRPC 7.2(b)(2) legal service referral considerations.

00-01 A lawyer may join a not-for-profit lawyer referral service operated by a statewide organization which provides information about participating lawyers to its members in response to requests from its members for recommendation of lawyers having experience in the field of law which the organization services.

95-02 Participation in a for-profit lawyer referral service without payment of a fee to the service does not violate the Code of Professional Responsibility

87-12 Pursuant to Disciplinary Rule 2-103 (C), a lawyer may pay the usual charges of a not-for-profit lawyer referral service

79-11 I. PLEAS, a Legal Services Directory plan to be instituted to the Upper Connecticut Valley area of Vermont and New Hampshire appears to be in compliance with the various requirements of the Professional Responsibility Code and specifically with DR 2-103 and EC 2-33.  II. A legal directory for a legal services delivery plan may list a firm’s area of concentration but may not indicate that it is an area of specialization unless the firm or attorney is in fact a specialist as defined in DR 2-105 (A).

77-07 Lawyer referral service, panelists contacting users of




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