The Murky World Of Legal Rankings Gets Some Clarity In NJ

By Penny Paul and Susan Peters (July 20, 2021, 5:50 PM EDT) -- On May 5, the New Jersey Supreme Court's Committee on Attorney Advertising issued updated regulations for how lawyers may publicize the wide range of honors and accolades that are frequently bestowed on members of the profession, often by organizations of varying degrees of respectability using wildly inconsistent methodologies.

Lawyers admitted to practice in the Garden State who have been deemed a "Top Lawyer," "Best Lawyer," or a "Super Lawyer," among other superlatives, must now follow new rules if they choose to include these rankings on their website or other public-facing communications.

The three-page memo from the committee states that it:...

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