A lawyer may communicate the fact that the lawyer does or does not practice in particular fields of law.
A lawyer admitted to engage in patent practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office may use the designation "Patent Attorney" or a substantially similar designation.
A lawyer engaged in admiralty practice may use the designation "Admiralty," "Proctor in Admiralty," or a substantially similar designation.
(1) the communication shall clearly identify the name of the certifying organization, if any, in the communication; and
(2) if the attorney is not certified as a specialist or if the certifying organization is not accredited by the Minnesota Board of Legal Certification, the communication shall clearly state that the attorney is not certified by any organization accredited by that Board, and in any advertising subject to Rule 7.2, this statement shall appear in the same sentence that communicates the certification.
(Amended effective January 1, 1996; amended effective October 1, 2005.)