The "2007 Louisiana Super Lawyers" list is out, and apparently the selection process is rigorous. Super Lawyers "identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in each state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics." The award must be prestigious because I’ve noticed that several local law firm websites tout that a certain number of their lawyers were selected.
I guess I’ll update my firm website to mention that I was selected too, and even profiled in the 2007 Super Lawyer magazine. I think they profiled me because of my weblog. The author of my profile was eager to highlight my sense of humor, but I think she unintentionally mischaracterized my attitude towards the practice of law. I regard the practice of law as something to be taken very seriously, even though I believe that many lawyers often have an overly somber view of themselves and their profession.
The profile is not online, and although I have a copy of the article scanned to PDF, I’m not going to post it because that would probably not sit well with the Super Lawyers folks. Some of their revenue comes from the lawyers who are selected ordering extra copies of the magazine or other memorabilia, and I certainly wouldn’t want to circumvent their business model. That would not be very funny.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking of posting the following proclamation on my firm website:
The Svenson Law Firm is pleased to announce that every single one of its attorneys was named a 2007 "Louisiana Super Lawyer."
Assuming that statement complies with the proposed new rules regulating lawyer advertising in Louisiana, that is.
(p.s. to overly somber lawyers: that’s a joke).