Indiana Changes Law Firm Name Rule, Few States Yet to Act
Partner Trisha Rich was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article about Indiana's decision to join the vast majority of other states that have simplified rules governing law firm
names. Indiana’s change eliminates Rule 7.5(a) and its multiple subparts, and replaces them with a two sentence amendment that prohibits firm names that violate Rule 7.1. The rule was intended to prevent lawyers from “unscrupulously advertising to or soliciting clients in a way that harms the public,” Ms. Rich said.
“The Indiana Supreme Court’s amendment of Rule 7.5 continues the trend of this modernization, which helps to simplify and streamline the rules, while still taking into account the public protection concerns,” said Ms. Rich.