OTHERWISE: New Jersey Supreme Court compels disclaimer by lawyers citing judges’ praise

OTHERWISE: New Jersey Supreme Court compels disclaimer by lawyers citing judges' praise.
New Jersey attorneys like Andrew Dwyer – who want to advertise laudatory remarks by judges must now print a disclaimer. Dwyer successfully challenged the New Jersey Supreme Court’s advertising strictures which required the advertisement to include the complete text of any ruling the lawyer wants to use for promotional purposes. The Third Circuit held that the Court’s rule was too onerous. But the Circuit left some wiggle room – allowing for a disclaimer. The state high court has now spoken. Such a statement as Dwyer wants to use “must be prominently displayed in proximity to such quotation or excerpt: `This comment, made by a judge in a particular case, is not an endorsement of my legal skill or ability.'” Attorney Advertising Guideline 3, October 17, 2014

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