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August 19, 2010
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 Who needs television and phone books when you can advertise your legal services on pint glasses and yard signs?

Recently, two of our staff members discovered random legal advertising. One saw a yard sign in Florida advertising very cheap divorces - $99. Based on the sign, it was almost cheaper to get divorced than to get a marriage license! The sign also advertised modifications and child support for $99 and bankruptcy for $199. But the signs had an asterisk next to the prices and my co-worker couldn't see a disclaimer on the sign. Really low prices are one way to get people to call you.attorney ad

Another co-worker was enjoying a frosty beverage with friends at a pub in Hamilton County when she noticed the ads on her pint glass. It's a little tough to see in the photograph, but the top left ad is for an OWI/DUI personal injury attorney. Under that is an insurance ad that mentions DUIs. These guys really know their target audience.DUI attorney ad on
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The ad may not drum up much business. After a night of drinking, are you really going to remember what your beer glass said, especially if you're inebriated enough to decide driving is a good idea? Perhaps if you've already been arrested and found a way to your local watering hole, and need representation, this ad will work. I think it works better as a reminder to those pounding a few brewskis to find a safe way home. 

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  1. Excellent initiative on the part of the AG. Thankfully someone takes action against predators taking advantage of people who have already been through the wringer. Well done!

  2. Conour will never turn these funds over to his defrauded clients. He tearfully told the court, and his daughters dutifully pledged in interviews, that his first priority is to repay every dime of the money he stole from his clients. Judge Young bought it, much to the chagrin of Conour’s victims. Why would Conour need the $2,262 anyway? Taxpayers are now supporting him, paying for his housing, utilities, food, healthcare, and clothing. If Conour puts the money anywhere but in the restitution fund, he’s proved, once again, what a con artist he continues to be and that he has never had any intention of repaying his clients. Judge Young will be proven wrong... again; Conour has no remorse and the Judge is one of the many conned.

  3. Pass Legislation to require guilty defendants to pay for the costs of lab work, etc as part of court costs...

  4. The fee increase would be livable except for the 11% increase in spending at the Disciplinary Commission. The Commission should be focused on true public harm rather than going on witch hunts against lawyers who dare to criticize judges.

  5. Marijuana is safer than alcohol. AT the time the 1937 Marijuana Tax Act was enacted all major pharmaceutical companies in the US sold marijuana products. 11 Presidents of the US have smoked marijuana. Smoking it does not increase the likelihood that you will get lung cancer. There are numerous reports of canabis oil killing many kinds of incurable cancer. (See Rick Simpson's Oil on the internet or facebook).

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