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Interview with Attorney Josh King Regarding The American Bar Association's Push to Regulate Social Networking and Online Advertising by Attorneys - Part 1

The American Bar Association is considering the adoption of rules covering how its members interact with clients through the internet.  Listen to this two-part interview with Attorney Josh King, Vice President for Business Development and General Counsel of Avvo, Inc. as he explores the issue.

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Steve Quick:  Hi, and welcome to GAL Radio, my name is Steve Quick.  The American Bar Association is considering the adoption of rules covering how its members interact with clients through the internet.  Joining us today by phone from his office in Seattle is Josh King, Vice President for Business Development and general counsel of Avvo, Inc., which provides a number of online services to consumers.  Hi, Josh, welcome to the program.

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Who’s on the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Working Group on the Implications of New Technologies Seeking to Regulate the Internet?

The first thing that occurred to me is who are these people who are looking at whether to issue special rules for lawyer behavior on the Internet?  Here is the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Working Group on the Implications of New Technologies as well as links to their web sites.

About ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20

Commission Co-Chairs:

Jamie S. Gorelick
Michael Traynor, Cobalt, LLP

Commission Members:

Stephen Gillers
Jeffrey B. Golden
George W. Jones, Jr.
Hon. Elizabeth B. Lacy
James A. Miller
Hon. Kathryn A. Oberly
Roberta Cooper Ramo
Herman J. Russomanno
Theodore J. Schneyer
Carole B. Silver
Frederic S. Ury
Hon. Gerald W. VandeWalle
Hon Diane P. Wood

Liaisons Appointed to the Commission by the ABA President:

Donald B. Hilliker
Steven C. Krane
Robert E. Lutz
Philip H. Schaefer

Commission Reporters

Andrew M. Perlman

Commission Counsel

Ellyn S. Rosen

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