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Md. lawyers still in gray area with rule change on ‘specialist’

“The objective is to communicate to laypersons and prospective clients what the lawyer does. If I say I specialize in attorney discipline cases, I’m communicating to you the nature of what my practice is about. If I were to tell you I specialize in ERISA litigation, I would be falsely representing the nature of my practice.” (File photo)

Maryland lawyers, as of this month, are allowed to use the word “specialize” when advertising their area of practice. But because the word was prohibited for so long, attorneys and those who enforce the Maryland Lawyers’ Rules of Professional Conduct ...

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Rules Committee proposes letting Md. attorneys call themselves ‘specialists’

“The objective is to communicate to laypersons and prospective clients what the lawyer does. If I say I specialize in attorney discipline cases, I’m communicating to you the nature of what my practice is about. If I were to tell you I specialize in ERISA litigation, I would be falsely representing the nature of my practice.” (File photo)

Maryland attorneys have long been prohibited from advertising themselves as “specialists” in a particular area of law. But a proposed change to the Maryland Rules would lift that ban, largely due to concern over whether it is constitutional. The Maryland ...

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