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Kentucky: COURT COSTS AND CASE EXPENSES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CLIENT.
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Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do not mean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in a field of law, nor do they mean that such a lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
A description or indication of limitation of practice does not mean that any agency or board has certified such lawyer as a specialist or expert in an indicated field of law practice, nor does it mean that such lawyer is necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer.
All potential clients are urged to make their own independent investigation and evaluation of any lawyer being considered. This notice is required by the Supreme Court of Iowa.
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Mississippi: Attorneys should provide free background information upon request. Background information includes a factual statement detailing the background, training and experience of each lawyer or law firm. If the lawyer or law firm claims special expertise in the representation of clients in special matters or limits the lawyer’s or law firm’s practice to special types of cases or clients, the written information shall set forth the factual details of the lawyer’s experience, expertise, background, and training in such matters.
Missouri: The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements. Neither the Supreme Court of Missouri nor the Missouri Bar reviews or approves certifying organizations or specialist designations.
Nebraska: The listings of lawyers and law firms under the categorized areas of practice are not representations that those listed are specialists or certified in those areas of practice.
Nevada: A lawyer must have available in written form for delivery to any potential client a factual statement detailing his or her background, training and experience. The form must contain the lawyer’s full name and business address; date and jurisdiction for initial admission to practice; date and jurisdiction of each subsequent admission to practice; and name of law school and year of graduation. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability.
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New Mexico: Any certification by an organization other than the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization does not constitute recognition by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, unless the lawyer is also recognized by the board as a specialist in that area of law.
New York: Each lawyer must have available a written statement describing the scope of each advertised service and deliver the same to a client at the time he or she is retained to provide such service.
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Rhode Island: The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in that area of law.
South Dakota: The fixed fees identified for specific legal services will be available only to a client seeking the specific services described.
Tennessee: Unless otherwise indicated, Tennessee attorneys are not certified as specialists by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed in USA Legal Opinion.
Texas: Unless otherwise indicated, the attorneys licensed in Texas are not certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Washington: The Supreme Court of Washington does not recognize certification of specialties in the practice of law. Any certificate, award or recognition by a group, organization or association used by a Washington attorney to describe his or her practice or qualifications as a lawyer or in any sub-specialty of law is not a requirement to practice law in the State of Washington.
Wyoming: The Wyoming State Bar does not certify any lawyer as a specialist or expert. Anyone considering a lawyer should independently investigate the lawyer’s credentials and ability, and not rely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise.