By now, I'm sure most of you have seen some noises about the regulation of attorneys' blogs by state bars. My favorite California law blogger, Kimberly Kralowec has her take here.
I agree with her. This blog is not advertising. I'm not too shy to take credit for it, either, but I'm not selling anything here. Having said that, I think many of the larger firms' "blogs" out there are anything but. They are frequently updated marketing sites that seek to freighten or agitate clients into their arms by drumming up the importance of some recent development in the law.
But I'm not sure there's an easy line to draw, or who should draw it.
I think the legal-blogosphere adds a valuable medium to the discussion of the law and its practice. Regulating it would be a mistake. Personally, I find almost all of the regulations relating to how attorneys advertise to be embarassingly archaic, and more about (poorly) managing the impression of the practice of law than about protecting the consumer.