Thanks to all for some great comments. Over the weekend, I saw a commercial on TV for a legal document drafting website and software, that was endorsed by a well-known attorney, but one who is not licensed in New York (according to the attorney directory at nycourts.gov).
How does this affect the online will debate - i.e., a prominent attorney advertising an online product, where there is no attorney-client relationship created? Is this going to lead customers to believe they are purchasing legal counsel?
-Authored by Elizabeth Randisi, a Rochester, New York attorney associated with the law firm WeinsteinMurphy. Her practice focuses on Trusts and Estates and elder law.