May 01, 2015

Attorney Rating Systems: Should You Play? (Part 1)

Stacey L. Romberg
This article is the first of three installments designed to provide insight into recent ethical opinions governing attorney rating systems as well as specific factors attorneys should consider in deciding whether to participate, and if and how to respond to online criticism on rating websites.
  • How did Utah’s recent ethics opinion describe the ethical limits to attorney rating systems?
  • What should attorneys consider when contemplating participation in attorney rating systems that classify attorneys as “the Best Lawyer” or “Super Lawyer”?
  • How much information do attorney rating systems need to disclose regarding their methodology?
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