A Kentucky court, in an unpublished divorce case opinion, held that under the circumstances of that case, there was “nothing within the law that requires [a party's] permission for the photographs to be published in that manner.” See Lalonde v. Lalonde. Case did not address other potential concerns over distributing photos.
Special thanks to the ABA Young Lawyer which ran a short article, Internet Marketing for Young Lawyers, in their April 2010 edition, available here. Unfortunately, it is only available to ABA members and subscribers so I cannot link it here. I can hint that suggestions included making your bio standout on the law firm website; maintain a complete online profile with your state bar; participating in lawyer rating websites (within reason, bar-permitting, and firm protocols); create a personal blog or website; and use social media. This summary sounds obvious but likely you have not tackled each category (and there are more gems within those broad categories). Hope it helps.
Thanks to the Palm Beach County Bar Association for hosting the “Dueling Smartphones: iPhone, Android and Blackberry Apps for Lawyers” presentation on March 11, 2011. Also thanks to my panel members Marc S. Dobin of Marc S. Dobin P.A. and Joel Rothman from Arnstein & Lehr.
For those of you who missed the presentation, here’s our top ten lists and the rest of the handout.