Florida Lawyers Can’t Have Reviews on Online Ads

Update 9/10/13 – Some of this article may no longer apply due to the fact that the Florida bar now always testimonials, subject to a disclaimer, on advertisements.


The Florida Bar doesn’t allow Florida attorneys to have any reviews (e.g. stars) associated with any online advertisements. These advertisements include, but are not limited to, sponsored ads appearing on Google, Yahoo, Avvo (etc.), and display ads on Facebook and Youtube (etc.).  On Google, Sponsored ads are the ads that appear on the top of the page and to the right of organic listings. This “no reviews on ads” policy also applies to all paid advertising on the internet. Florida attorneys are allowed to have reviews or ratings associated with unpaid listings.

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