states have their own rules as to the advertisement by attorneys,
and the information that must accompany the advertisements. When
viewing a listing on the gaymarriagelawyers.com Directory, consider
the following rules and regulations to be a part of the listing.
and Law Firms engaged in practice in the following states are required
to include a general disclaimer with their advertisements, and this
portion of our directory is intended to comply with that notification
DISCLAIMERS RELATING TO SPECIFIC AREAS OF PRACTICE
states listed below require advertising disclaimers when attorneys
indicate practice limitations, areas of specialization, areas of
concentration or certification in those areas. The placement of
this information here on this directory is intended to place you
on notice of the content of such disclaimers, and should be considered
a part of the advertisement contained herein:
No representation is made that the quality of the legal services
to be performed is greater than the quality of legal services performed
by other lawyers.
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(e) (1997).
The Alaska Bar Association does not accredit or endorse certifying
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(a)(2) (1998).
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not
be based solely upon advertisements. Before you decide, ask us to
send you free written information about our qualifications and experience.
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 4-7.2(d) (1997).
There is no procedure for review or approval of specialist certification
organizations in Hawaii.
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c) (1997).
The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications
of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate,
award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois.
Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(c)(2) (1997).
The determination of the need for legal services and the choice
of a lawyer are extremely important decisions and should not be
based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This
disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical
and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical
and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice
do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of
law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more
expert or competent than any other lawyer.
or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency
or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in
an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer
is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation
and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required
by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Iowa Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-101(A), DR 2-101(C),
DR 2-105(A)(3)(c) (1997).
If a Massachusetts lawyer holds himself or herself out as "certified"
in a particular service, field or area of law by a non-governmental
body, the certifying organization is a private organization, whose
standards for certification are not regulated by the Commonwealth
Massachusetts Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-105(B) (1997).
The Mississippi Supreme Court advises that a decision on legal services
is important and should not be based solely on advertisements.
Background information is available upon request to a Mississippi
listing of any area of practice by a Mississippi attorney does not
indicate any certification of expertise therein.
Mississippi Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.2(d), Rule 7.4(a),
Rule 7.6(a) (1997).
Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews
or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1997).
Neither the state bar of Nevada nor any agency of the State Bar
has certified any lawyer identified here as a specialist or as an
expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate
the lawyer's credentials and ability.
Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 198 (1997).
Any certification as a specialist, or any certification in a field
of practice, that does not state that such certification has been
granted by the Supreme Court of New Jersey or by an organization
that has been approved by the American Bar Association, indicates
that the certifying organization has not been approved, or has been
denied approval, by the Supreme Court of New Jersey and the American
New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4(b) (1997).
Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board
of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New
Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also
recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law.
New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 16-704(D) (1997).
The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general
practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer
as an expert or specialist in any field of practice.
Island Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.4 (1998).
Unless otherwise indicated, Tennessee attorneys are not certified
as specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education
and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on their profiles.
Tennessee Code of Professional Responsibility DR 2-101(C)(3) (1998).
Unless otherwise indicated, Texas attorneys are Not Certified by
the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of practice
listed on their profiles.
Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 7.04(b)(3)
The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification
of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award, or
recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington
attorney to describe his or her qualifications as a lawyer or qualifications
in any subspecialty of law is not a requirement to practice law
in the State of Washington.
Washington Rules of Professional Responsibility Rule 7.4(b) (1997).
The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist
or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate
the lawyer's credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements
or self-proclaimed expertise.
Rules of Professional Conduct for Attorneys at Law Rule 7.4 (1997).