Lawyers of Distinction aids over 10,000 attorneys in gaining referrals and accessing exclusive networking. Since 2014, it’s evolved from a directory to offering benefits like unlimited CLE credits, custom plaques, publications, and personalized profiles with SEO optimization.
Lawyers as professionals are respected and esteemed in many societies as leaders, advisors, gatekeepers, and confidants. Actions lawyers participate in have far-reaching consequences for generations to come, necessitating an ethical legal fraternity in the administration of justice. Lawyers of Distinction has helped over 10,000 attorneys distinguish themselves and receive case referrals and exclusive networking opportunities.
Since its incorporation in 2014, the organization has helped members stand out in a competitive landscape. Initially, its vision included a legal directory with an attorney profile and biography found by state, area of specialization, or both. However, the benefits have grown and expanded yearly, and in 2020, they added an unlimited member CLE credits recognized by State Bar Associations and approved in all 50 states. Their other achievements include a first coffee table Member Directory, recognition as one of America’s fastest growing companies by Inc. 5,000, surpassing 1 million website visitors, and registering over 10,000 members.
Members get custom plaques and exclusive use of the Lawyers of Distinction logo and trademarked materials for their websites, letterheads, email signatures, billboards, and more. As a comprehensive and personalized directory, each member has a customized profile page with a picture, link to their website, Google Maps, and favorable reviews from AVVO, Yelp, and Google to enhance SEO. They also receive a new membership announcement on Facebook and Instagram, shareable on personal and law firm’s social media channels.
With over 10,000 attorneys nationally and in almost all practice areas, members enjoy potential referrals, co-counsel opportunities, or ideas. All annual membership roster announcements are published yearly in print and online in The New York Times, The American Lawyer, The National Law Journal, USA Today, and Local Bar Periodicals.
Lawyers of Distinction continues to innovate and add value to its membership offerings as a leader in the legal award recognition space. The selection process begins when an attorney enters the candidate pool through a selection committee or a lawyer nomination. The next step is independent research on the U.S. Provisional Patent 63/338,526, where methods and systems to select distinct working professionals are based on verifiable objective criteria. The platform analyzes work, experience, and abilities depending on case results, reviews, honors/awards, educational background, special certifications, verdicts/settlements, community service, lectures/writings, and professional activities.
Once the platform generates the final score, the applicant undergoes a final background check and ethics review. Those with a minimum passing score and no disqualifying ethical violations within 10 years before completing the application are eligible for acceptance to Lawyers of Distinction.
About Lawyers of Distinction
Lawyers of Distinction recognizes merit in law practice in approximately 30 areas, including criminal defense, labor and employment, divorce, immigration, personal injury, worker’s compensation, estate planning, and more. The company has no plaintiff or defense bias.
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