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Dec 3, 2012

Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics — Fundraising — Advertising: Opinion 12-61

NYS Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics Fundraising — Advertising Corrective Actions Opinion 12-61 Background: The inquiring judge asked what actions he should take regarding an advertisement for a fundraising event which had already been held to benefit a local bar foundation. The advertisement was placed in a local newspaper without the knowledge or consent of […]

Nov 14, 2012

Upstate Farms wins advertising awards

The National Milk Producers Federation recently recognized Upstate Farms, a part of Upstate Niagara Cooperative, for the company’s “Welcome Back to the Farm” campaign with a second place in the Special Projects Advertising category. The revamped Upstate Farms’ website ( placed third in its category. To create the campaign, Upstate Farms and Cenergy, of East […]

Mar 20, 2012

Should lawyers advertise as ‘specialists?’

To stand out from the crowd, lawyers in some states can advertise themselves as “specialists” in a given practice area, but they must be sure to follow state ethics rules. J. Michael Hayes, a sole practitioner in Buffalo, encourages attorneys to embrace the term. Hayes, who is board certified in Civil Trial Advocacy by the […]

Mar 5, 2012

COA reverses attorney advertising case

  A Buffalo attorney who has been fighting the state Attorney Grievance Committee for 10 years will be able to include his board certification in advertisements. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled Monday that the enforcement of part of the disclaimer required by Rule 7.4, “Identification of Practice and Specialty,” violates […]

Aug 25, 2011

FTC issues rule on deceptive mortgage advertising

Advertisements with interest rates that seem too good to be true or messages indicating that you’ve been pre-approved for a fantastic mortgage may not be so common in the future.

Feb 7, 2011

Super Bowl ads: Eminem, Darth Vader, catering dogs

NEW YORK CITY — In the Super Bowl of advertising, Justin Bieber replaced Ozzy Osbourne and Joan Rivers became a GoDaddy girl. But a pair of commercials by automakers took the early trophy for online buzz.

Dec 13, 2010

Free Internet advertising offered to homeowners, an affiliate of, is offering free Internet advertising for homeowners interested in selling their home on their own.

Oct 26, 2010

Google exec pushes privacy concerns

JERUSALEM — Google’s global privacy counsel says he’s surprised by how few people choose to control what ads are steered their way — a tool which the Internet search giant launched, albeit with minimal fanfare, over the past year.

Mar 17, 2010

Second Circuit: Ad rules unconstitutional 

Most of the controversial rules restricting attorney advertising in New York violate the First Amendment, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled recently.

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