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Arraign

n. attorney's advertising is the promotion, via instruments of mass media, of the legal services an attorney can provide. It was considered that the rights and obligations of attorneys involved in the dissolution of, or withdrawal from, a law firm are affected by rules governing attorney advertising and solicitation; and hence prior to 1977 commercial advertising by attorney's was legally prohibited. However, the United States Supreme Court in Bates v. Bar of Arizona case (1977), held that the states could not impose a blanket prohibition against attorney advertising, as an attorneys' commercial speech was no less protected than that of public utilities.

 
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