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Rule 7.4: Communications of Fields of Practice

ABA RULE 7.4


Adopted, Effective Jan. 1, 2008

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Rule 7.4: Communications of Fields of Practice

A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer does or does not practice in particular fields of law. A lawyer shall not state or imply that the lawyer is a specialist except as follows:

(a)  a lawyer admitted to engage in patent practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office may use the designation "patent attorney" or a substantially similar designation;

(b)  a lawyer engaged in admiralty practice may use the designation "admiralty," "proctor in admiralty" or a substantially similar designation; and

(c)  a lawyer who is certified as a specialist in a particular field of law by an organization that has been accredited by the American Bar Association may hold himself or herself out as a specialist certified by such organization.
 
New Hampshire Comment to Proposed Rule 7.4
 
The New Hampshire version reorganizes and clarifies the language of the Model Rule.


ABA RULE 7.4

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