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47-Lawyer Referral Services

[WITHDRAWN 9/16] A lawyer referral service: may list practice areas; must have enough lawyers in each geographic area to avoid deceiving the public (the Bar had earlier suggested that each area should have at least five lawyers); may require that participating lawyers agree not to join other referral services (because such an agreement does not limit the right to practice law and does not extend beyond the termination of the relationship with the referral service).

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