NJ Supreme Court Axes 'Super Lawyer' Ad Ban

By Erin Fuchs (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- "Super Lawyers" in New Jersey can sing their own praises, as the state's high court has vacated a ban on attorneys advertising their place in peer-reviewed rankings that use comparative words such as "super" and "best."

On Wednesday, the New Jersey Supreme Court vacated its Committee on Attorney Advertising's Opinion 39, which found that advertising inclusion in lists of the state's "super" or "best" lawyers misleads consumers.

The high court said the committee must reconsider the ban, using the principles laid out in a 304-page special master's report. The report found that New Jersey's rules of professional conduct can permit some...

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