I can't help but wonder if such actions constitute a violation of the Code in Legal Ethics. Is there a client-lawyer relationship created by said means? What if the lawyer's advise is found to be wrong, can he be held administratively liable for it?
As written by author Agpalo, "The giving of advise on legal matters through the medium of a newspaper column or radio or television broadcast is improper" citing A.B.A. Op. 270 dated November 30, 1945.
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