New York Lawyer article on disclaimers for law firms’ websites. The article contrasts Mayer Brown’s 4000 word disclaimer to Davis Polk’s “The information on this site does not convey legal advice of any kind.” I looked at its site, it doesn’t.
I’m not sure whether, on the whole, passive law firm websites by themselves create more risk than any other publication by a lawyer, in any medium, that conveys legal information. The real problem, in my view, lies in unsolicited communications to the firm that begin “I was wondering what your take is on . . .” Alternately: “My friend received a demand letter . . .”
By the way, the information on this site does not convey legal advice of any kind.
UPDATE: It’s been brought to my attention that the NY Lawyer article was based on this post.