'Super Lawyers' Ads Must Follow Strict Guidelines In NJ

By Bill Wichert (May 10, 2021, 4:56 PM EDT) -- New Jersey attorneys may not boast about "Super Lawyers" awards and similar honors in advertisements unless the awarding organization has done an "adequate and individualized inquiry into the professional fitness of the lawyer," and the basis for comparing lawyers is verifiable, a court committee said Monday.

The New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Attorney Advertising spelled out those ground rules — and the additional information that must be displayed in the advertisements — in a notice to the bar after having received "numerous grievances" regarding how lawyers use such recognition to promote themselves.

The awards, honors or accolades in question also...

Stay ahead of the curve

In the legal profession, information is the key to success. You have to know what’s happening with clients, competitors, practice areas, and industries. Law360 provides the intelligence you need to remain an expert and beat the competition.

  • Access to case data within articles (numbers, filings, courts, nature of suit, and more.)
  • Access to attached documents such as briefs, petitions, complaints, decisions, motions, etc.
  • Create custom alerts for specific article and case topics and so much more!


Attached Documents

Related Sections

Government Agencies

Hello! I'm Law360's automated support bot.

How can I help you today?

For example, you can type:
  • I forgot my password
  • I took a free trial but didn't get a verification email
  • How do I sign up for a newsletter?
Ask a question!