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What A Lawyer’s Blog Looks Like

April 5, 2009


I just stumbled across an otherwise interesting blog and discovered that it has a disclaimer on it!

Another reminder why I left the law. Here is the disclaimer in full:


This blog is published by and reflects the personal views of Hank Heyming, in his individual capacity. It does not necessarily represent the views of his law firm or his clients, and is not sponsored or endorsed by them. No representation is made about the accuracy of the information contained hereon. The information contained in this blog is provided only as general information for education purposes, and blog topics may or may not be updated subsequent to their initial posting.

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  1. April 6, 2009

    I agree that the disclaimer is clunky and ham handed, both in its style and its placement on the face of the blog. It is nonetheless pretty standard fare for lawyer blogs. It might seem bizarre that someone might think they have a lawyer client relationships because they read a post, but stranger things have happened, and lawyers owe all kinds of duties to clients. Perhaps there is something antithetical to the free wheeling nature of blogs, in both having constraints and in feeling the need to tell people about them.

  2. April 19, 2009

    Ha — I just came across this. You are right — it is a clunky disclaimer. Thankfully, I cannot claim authorship. It is a standard piece provided by my firm for attorneys that do personal blogging.

    Think of it this way — the most common critique of lawyers is that they spend most of their time worrying about and protecting against the least likely outcomes. Well, imagine 750 lawyers trying to figure out what their firms standard disclaimer should be and — voila!

    However, the criticism as to placement is valid. I will see if I can stick it somewhere less conspicuous.

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  5. December 14, 2009

    In fairness, I just visited his blog and it was cool. 😉

  6. February 5, 2010

    Best to leave the law to a lawyer.

  7. February 16, 2010

    Ah! I’m so glad this was poste| There have been a lot of different
    info blogged about, this dispells, puts to rest
    much of what I’ve read.

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