Do lawyers have a moral oligation to blog? Yes.

Kevin O’Keefe proposed in January that lawyers have a moral obligation to blog.  Interesting idea…I agree.

“The American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct and a number of states have ethical rules & guidelines saying a lawyer has a moral obligation to engage in public interest legal service.

Traditionally this has meant pro bono cases, accepting appointments, membership in legal services organizations, law reform activities or involvement in nonprofit and court-annexed limited legal services programs. But why not providing public education on the law as a way for lawyers to meet their moral and social obligations?”

Comments (4)

  1. Alex Barnett, International Program Manager for Microsoft Development Network (MSDN) and TechNet as well as much respected blog publsiher by tech and marketing folks, agrees with me that lawyers do have a moral obligation to blog. Citing a portion of…

  2. Kevin O’Keefe’s proposition that lawyers have a moral and social obligation to blog may be a bit of a reach, although on second reading, he really is saying that blogging is one avenue that can be used to meet the…

  3. lise maxwell says:

    Hi I am a student at Romulus High and i am doing a i-search paper on lawyers and i would like to ask you some questions about being a lawyer so can you please contact me at 313-779-5993 and ask for lisa thank you and have a nice day.

  4. MSDNArchive says:

    Lise – I’m not a lawyer…you’re best off following the links in the post and track down those who are.