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Attorney Specialization

Important Notice:                   

Effective May 1, 2006, the Nevada Supreme Court repealed SCRs 150-203.5 and replaced with RPCs 1.0 - 8.5.

SCRs 198 and 198.5 are now renumbered as RPC 7.4 and 7.4A, but are not substantively changed.

Nevada attorneys may communicate up to three specialty areas of practice, provided the certifying organization is approved and certain conditions precedent are met as set forth below. (See FAQs below).

RPCs 7.2, 7.4, & 7.4A (formerly SCRS 196,  198, 198.5).

See also  Board of Governors Governing Rules. (The specialization rules were effective 01/18/04.)




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.     

Lawyers with questions regarding interpreting and applying the new 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.  

State Bar of NV

Our mission is to govern the legal profession, to serve our members, and to protect the public interest.

State Bar of Nevada
P.O. Box 50
Las Vegas, NV 89125-0050
600 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
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