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§ 10-605.1. Written communications with prospective clients

West's Annotated Code of MarylandBusiness Occupations and Professions

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Business Occupations and Professions
Title 10. Lawyers (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Prohibited Acts; Penalties (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 10-605.1
§ 10-605.1. Written communications with prospective clients
Application of section
(a) This section applies only to the following forms of communication:
(1) an audio recording;
(2) a computer on-line transmission;
(3) a facsimile transmission;
(4) a letter or other form of written communication;
(5) a telegraphic transmission;
(6) a telephonic transmission; and
(7) a video recording.
Actions for personal injury or wrongful death, accidents or disasters involving persons
(b) A lawyer may not send a communication, directly or through an agent, to a prospective client for the purpose of obtaining professional employment if the communication concerns an action for personal injury or wrongful death, or otherwise relates to an accident or disaster involving the person to whom the communication is sent or the person's relative, unless the accident or disaster occurred more than 30 days before the date the communication is sent.
Request for communication by client
(c) This section does not apply to a communication sent by a lawyer to a prospective client at the request of the prospective client.

Credits

Added by Acts 1996, c. 669, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1996. Amended by Acts 1998, c. 489, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1998; Acts 1999, c. 34, § 1, eff. April 13, 1999.
MD Code, Business Occupations & Professions, § 10-605.1, MD BUS OCCUP & PROF § 10-605.1
Current with legislation effective through June 1, 2021, from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly.
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