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    NJ Car Crash Accident Personal Injury Lawyer in Bergen County Near Hackensack Bergenfield Teaneck Paramus Maywood Ridgefield Park Fairview Passaic Paterson Wayne Little Ferry Wood Ridge Hasbrouck Heights Dumont
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    NJ Rules of Professional Conduct:

    A lawyer or law firm may... utilize

    endorsements or testimonials from

    clients addressed to the

    satisfaction of the client based on

    the interaction between lawyer and

    client, for example, that the

    lawyer was sympathetic or

    concerned, returned calls,

    communicated frequently, was prompt

    in responding to client requests,

    or was professional in their

    dealings, if:

    (a) the endorsement or testimonial

    as to these matters is, in fact,

    that of the client, is truthful in

    all respects and does not compare

    one lawyer with another;

    (b) does not describe the work or

    the quality of the work which the

    lawyer has performed for the

    client; and

    (c) the client consents to the use

    of such an endorsement or

    testimonial in the marketing or

    advertising program of the

    attorney.


    The Proposed Guideline would

    prohibit truthful, non-misleading

    claims about the nature of legal

    services, the quality of legal

    services, and comparisons between

    providers of legal services, if

    such claims are made through a

    client endorsement or testimonial.

    Because these types of claims can

    convey valuable information to

    consumers and help spur

    competition, the staff recommends

    that they be prohibited only if the

    endorsement or testimonial itself

    deceives consumers. For example, as

    explained in the FTC's Endorsement

    Guides, a consumer testimonial is

    likely to be deceptive if the

    experience described is not the

    consumer's actual experience or is

    not representative of what

    consumers generally experience.

    In conclusion, the FTC staff

    believes that, while deceptive

    advertising by lawyers should be

    prohibited, restrictions on

    advertising that are specifically

    tailored to prevent deceptive

    claims provide the optimal level of

    protection for consumers. Consumers

    benefit from robust competition

    among attorneys and from important

    price and quality information that

    advertising can provide. Rules that

    unnecessarily restrict that

    competition or the dissemination of

    truthful and non-misleading

    information are likely to harm

    consumers of legal services in the

    state of New Jersey.
    Respectfully submitted,

    Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Director

    Office of Policy Planning

    Lydia B. Parnes, Director Bureau of

    Consumer Protection

    Michael A. Salinger, Director

    Bureau of Economics

    NOTE TO FUTURE POTENTIAL CLIENTS:
    RESULTS MAY VARY BY CASE AND CASE

    TYPE. PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT

    INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

    HIRING A LAWYER IS A SERIOUS

    DECISION.YOU MUST GIVE IT CAREFUL

    THOUGHT. IF YOU BELIEVE THIS

    TESTIMONIAL IS INCORRECT OR

    CONFUSING, YOU MAY CONTACT THE

    COMMITTEE ON ATTORNEY ADVERTISING

    AT the HUGHES JUSTICE COMPLEX, P.O.

    BOX 307, TRENTON, NJ. Show less
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