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SCR 3.130(7.40) Communication of fields of practice

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Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) Rule 3.130, Rules of Prof. Conduct Rule 3.130(7.40)
SCR 3.130(7.40) Communication of fields of practice
(1) A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer does or does not practice in particular fields of law.
(2) A lawyer admitted to engage in patent practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office may use the designation “Patent Lawyer” or a substantially similar designation.
(3) A lawyer engaged in admiralty practice may use the designation “Admiralty”, “Proctor in Admiralty”, or substantially similar designation.
(4) A lawyer shall not state or imply that a lawyer is certified as a specialist in a particular field of law, unless:
(a) the lawyer has been certified as a specialist by an organization which has been approved by an appropriate state authority or that has been accredited by the American Bar Association;
(b) the name of the certifying organization is clearly identified in the communication; and
(c) the communication occurs only for as long as the lawyer remains so certified and in good standing.

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HISTORY: Adopted by Order 2015-20, eff. 1-1-16
Note: Former Rules of Appellate Procedure (RAP) were amended and redesignated as Rules of the Supreme Court (SCR) by Order of the Supreme Court effective January 1, 1978. Prior Rules of the Court of Appeals (RCA) had been redesignated as Rules of Appellate Procedure effective March 12, 1976.
Sup. Ct. Rules, Rule 3.130, Rules of Prof. Conduct, Rule 3.130(7.40), KY ST S CT RULE 3.130, RPC Rule 3.130(7.40)
Current with amendments received through May 1, 2020.
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