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Ethical Issues for Lawyers on Internet & World-wide Web

The Internet is experiencing explosive growth. The global World Wide Web and Internet are being embraced by the legal community at a phenomenal pace. More and more lawyers are using the Web to promote their practices, disseminate information, communicate with clients and prospective clients, conduct legal research, and carry on the practice of law. This growing use of the Web by lawyers, both nationally and internationally, is raising numerous complex ethical questions.

The global reach of the Internet has greatly complicated determining how ethical standards are applied. The Internet is a global network of interconnected computers.[6] Websites are "available to anyone, anywhere in the world, with access to the Internet." As such, websites are in essence storefronts with worldwide exposure. There are no countries or state borders on the Internet. The Internet is not limited by geographic or jurisdictional boundaries.

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