These summaries were prepared by McGuireWoods LLP lawyer Thomas E. Spahn. They are based on the letter opinions issued by the Virginia State Bar. Any editorial comments reflect Mr. Spahn's current personal views, and not the opinions of the Virginia State Bar, McGuireWoods or its clients. 
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86-Descriptions of Certification and Specialization

A lawyer may publicize certification as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. [Rule 7.4(d) would also require a disclaimer indicating that Virginia has no procedure for approving certifying organizations.]

Copyright 2000, Thomas E. Spahn