CBA members expressed concerns about government regulation of lawyer advertising

I just came across the this from the minutes of the December 10, 2007 meeting of the CBA Board of Governors:

Mr. Prout reported that some CBA members are concerned about the new attorney advertising rules and announced that the level of concern merits the formation of a new committee to determine how best to address the member concerns and questions.

The new (as of July 1, 2007) lawyer advertising regulatory procedure – mandatory filing of lawyer ads on a quarterly basis plus random review by the Statewide Grievance Committee – is time consuming and expensive.  One wonders whether the government resources now devoted to regulating lawyer advertising might be put to better use and whether the cost of compliance by lawyers and firms can be justified. (I am unaware of any complaints by a consumer about a lawyer advertisement in Connecticut – ever.)