Los Angeles Lawyer
“Listserv Technology and Pretrial Publicity – Letter to the Editor”
Mr. Newman comments on the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Formal Ethics Opinion No. 514, Ethical Issues Involving Lawyer and Judicial Participation in ListservCommunications (Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2006), Professional Conduct Rule 5-300(B), and Rule 5-120, which governs publicity of legal proceedings. The Opinion recognizes that a listserv may be a public forum, and thus Rule 5-120 potentially may apply.