Ashley Belleau has added a new title to her name: President.
Alaska is the latest state to approve the use of one’s Super Lawyers selection in advertising.
In an Opinion posted just minutes ago, the New Jersey Supreme Court has vacated Opinion 39 which sought to ban advertising in or related to Super Lawyers. The court ruled that the New Jersey Rules of Professional Conduct 7 (a)(2) and (a)(3) must go, stating:
Retired New Jersey Appellate Division JudgeRobert Fall has released his long-awaited reporton Opinion 39, the 2006 ruling by the Committee on Attorney Advertising thatprohibited attorney participation in listings such as Super Lawyers. Judge Fall's report, produced at the requestof the New Jersey Supreme Court and fifteen months in the making, contains muchthat was worth waiting for:
The Delaware State Bar Association is the latest to offer its approval of Super Lawyers. The formal opinion, which was issued on February 29, 2008, held that attorneys may advertise the fact they were selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers in a particular practice area in a particular year. The Delaware approval follows recent favorable rulings in North Carolina, Florida, Iowa, and Michigan for Super Lawyers.
North Carolina joins Florida, Iowa and Michigan in blessing lawyer advertising and participation in Super Lawyers. In a Formal Ethics Opinion issued by the state bar on January 25, 2008, finds that Super Lawyers is published by a bona fide organization that employs clear and consistent standards in its selection process. The Opinion specifically approves lawyer participation in the selection process; advertising that mentions the lawyer's inclusion on the Super Lawyer list; and the placement of advertising in Super Lawyers publications.
We actually missed this one...but better late than never!
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Office of Policy Planning, Bureau of Economics, Bureau of Consumer Protection, and Bureau of Competition to submitted joint comments to the Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA) regarding proposed revisions to the rules of professional responsibility with respect to attorney advertising. The comments express concern that "the proposed Louisiana rules would unnecessarily restrict truthful advertising by attorneys in the state."