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October 29, 2015

In the News Today – October 29, 2015

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly this week highlights criticism “of the secretive selection process that the South Carolina Attorney General’s Office uses to hire private lawyers for cases that can generate millions in fees”. ILR President Lisa A. Rickard is quoted, saying such arrangements raise “concerns about pay-to-play, conflicts of interest, the use of a public entity for personal gain and fairness in prosecutions.” (South Carolina Lawyers Weekly)

A new report from ILR on the growth in legal advertising says the Tampa area leads the nation in number of attorney ads. (Wall Street Journal Law Blog)

“A handful of law firms will spend more than $10 million this year on television advertising, including a Houston law firm projected to spend $25 million, according to a new report by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform.” (ABA Journal)

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