Bloomberg Law
Aug. 7, 2019, 4:29 PMUpdated: Aug. 7, 2019, 5:14 PM

Connecticut Becomes First State to Adopt New ABA Ad Rules (1)

Melissa Heelan Stanzione
Melissa Heelan Stanzione

Connecticut recently became the first state to adopt the American Bar Association’s modernized model rules on attorney advertising.

The new rule will bring Connecticut lawyers “clarity and simplicity,” said Stephen J. Conover, a litigation partner with Carmody Torrance Sandak & Hennessey in Stamford, Conn.

Conover is also a member of the Connecticut Bar Association’s professional ethics and professional discipline committees.

Connecticut’s adoption of the rules highlights a trend “towards simplification of the advertising rule structure” that other states will likely follow, said Marcy Tench Stovall, a professional liability attorney with Pullman & Comley in Bridgeport, Conn.

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