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Law Marketing Topics for July 12, 2022

Existing and prospective clients are actively seeking information about their rights and legal obligations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overrule Roe v. Wade.

Can your law firm publish information on sensitive topics such as data privacy and abortion without alienating existing clients? If so, the U.S. Supreme Court's June 24 opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, overruling Roe v. Wade, has unsettled legal rights in areas well beyond abortion.

In recent days congressional Democrats and President Biden have been active raising awareness that technology companies are selling location data that can be used by law enforcement to identify persons visiting abortion clinics (here, and here). Information about the availability of abortion services, privacy rights, regulatory compliance, and even criminal liability will be sought-after by existing and prospective clients for months and years after the Dobbs ruling.

Questions about post-Dobbs workplace rights and insurance coverages are also top-of-mind among both employers and employees right now.

Not convinced? The Federal Trade Commission believes that people are highly concerned about these topics. In a July 11 alert, FTC staffers observed that apparently benign technologies such as fitness monitors and fertility apps can, when combined with other publicly available information, be used to target women considering abortion.

Take a moment to consider how the Dobbs ruling affects your clients as well as how it affects prospective clients that could benefit from the legal services your firm provides. Your law firm is uniquely positioned to provide accurate and insightful information regarding these and other legal issues arising from the Dobbs ruling.