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Draft Proposed Advisory Opinion 21-1 at the request of the Board of Governors and Bar members


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The Professional Ethics Committee will consider adopting a proposed advisory opinion on the ethical obligations of a lawyer in responding to negative online posts by a person other than a client based on an inquiry from The Florida Bar Board of Governors.  There is no draft available on this issue.  Pursuant to Procedures 4(c) and (d) of The Florida Bar Procedures for Ruling on Questions of Ethics, comments from Florida Bar members are solicited on the issue presented.  Comments must contain proposed advisory opinion number 21-1 and clearly state the issues for the committee to consider and may contain citations to relevant authorities. Comments should be submitted to Elizabeth Clark Tarbert, Ethics Counsel, The Florida Bar, 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee 32399-2300, or emailed to [email protected], and must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2021.

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