Law: Selling Suits

Lawyers can advertise on TV

An earnest-looking man in a conservative suit comes on the television screen. No, he is not the fellow from H & R Block offering you another way to save tax dollars or even a used-car salesman trying to appear sincere. He is a lawyer, offering you a good price for a divorce, a will or a suit of almost any kind.

The idea of peddling legal services over the tube between deodorant and beer ads is enough to make many lawyers wince. Advertising was banned by bar associations as "unprofessional" until last year, when the Supreme Court struck...

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