Lets see if I have this correct:dmgwork wrote:This rules went into effect on Jan 1 2010 for websites and on Feb1, 2010 for certain types of Internet testimonials and statements of past performance.
The webpage that contained improper word was from prior to Jan 1, 2010. Once it was pointed out I changed the text to focused which you then made a bid deal of like I was doing something wrong by changing my words when you already knew why the change was made.
4-7.2(c)(6) as you have quoted says a lawyer may not state they are a specialist which although based upon the same word is not the same as specializes. I never(intentionally or to my knowledge) stated I was certified, board certified, a specialist or an expert in NFA Firearms Trusts, because this would have implied that I was board certified in NFA Firearms trust, which I am not.
Regardless, I choose to change the test in case any lawyers or others were confused by the word and though I was board certified.
Again, thanks for pointing this out, its been fixed.
You also pointed out text written by others like on LinkedIn were they use the word specializes in their form and its beyond the users control.
When I receive a response to from the Florida Bar, I will know now to treat that text as I am unable to change it perhaps they will suggest or approve a disclaimer or say that lawyers cannot participate in LinkedIn or list what they do at all. What ever they suggest, I will comply with.
According to you prior to January 1, 2010 you could claim to be an â€œexpertâ€