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Attorneys with Specialty Certification in Maine

Maine Bar Rule 7.4 addresses communications about a lawyer's status as a certified specialist when:

  • the lawyer has been certified as a specialist by an organization that has been approved by an appropriate state authority; or
  • that has been accredited by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar; and
  • the name of the certifying organization is clearly identified in the communication.??

The Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar is authorized under Maine law to approve a certifying organization. Maine Bar Rule 4(d)(24) provides that the Board of Overseers of the Bar "shall receive and act on applications of organizations for approval to recognize, designate or certify attorneys admitted to practice in the State of Maine as having expertise in one or more areas of law."

The rule also provides that the Board "shall by regulation provide a procedure for the submission of applications for approval by organizations desiring to certify expertise, or by one or more attorneys admitted to practice in this State who seek approval for such an organization."

For Additional Information:

Board of Overseers of the Bar
Website: http://www.mebaroverseers.org/
97 Winthrop Street
P. O. Box 527
Augusta, Maine 04332-0527
Telephone: (207) 623-1121

Finding a Certified Specialist Attorney in Maine

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This article was last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019.