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Attorney Specialization

Attorney Specialization

Nevada attorneys may communicate up to three specialty areas of practice, provided the certifying organization is approved and certain conditions precedent are met. For more information, see Specialization FAQs, below. Attorney specialization is determined by the Rules of Professional Conduct: 7.2, 7.4, and 7.4A (formerly SCRS 196, 198, and 198.5).

Lawyers with questions regarding interpreting and applying the rules may call the State Bar Ethics Hotline and ask to speak to a Bar Counsel: (800) 254-2797.

Members of the public with questions about specialization may call the state bar's Las Vegas offices at (702) 382-2200.  

See also Board of Governors Governing Rules.

Additional information:

  • Conditions precedent apply prior to communication of a specialty. See amended RPC 7.4(c).   
  • Pursuant to Governing Rule # 3, the Board of Governors reciprocally approves all certifying organizations that are currently ABA approved.
  • Family Law Section approved as a Certifying Organization (June 2006).
  • ABA Specialization Committee

Please note that certifying organizations which are not ABA approved may petition the State Bar Board of Governors for approval. See RPC 7.4A and  the Board of Governors Governing Rules.     


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