Super Lawyers — FAQ

Nominations


How do I nominate attorneys for Super Lawyers?

Who is entitled to nominate?

Can I nominate a lawyer from another state?

I want to know who nominated me. Will you tell me?

May I nominate via paper ballot?

Selection


What is the Super Lawyers selection process?

Does an attorney pay to be published in Super Lawyers?

Does advertising improve the chances of being listed in Super Lawyers?

How many lawyers make the list?

Are non-private practice lawyers eligible for inclusion in Super Lawyers?

If I am notified that I have been selected, is there anything I need to do?

I was listed in Super Lawyers last year but not this year. What happened?

Can an attorney selected to the Super Lawyers list be called a “Super Lawyer”?

I’ve been selected to the Super Lawyers list. Do you have a press release template I can use to announce my selection?

Profile Management


How can I change the information displayed in my online profile?

How can I add/update my photo on my profile page?

What kind of online profiles are available?

I manage the online presence of more than one attorney and I would like to make changes to several attorneys at once. Can I do that online?

How can I link to my profile page? Do you provide graphics to use on my website?

How can I have my blog headlines appear on my profile page or the SuperLawyers.com homepage?

I want to make sure I receive email from Super Lawyers. How do I do that?

What are the browser requirements to use My.SuperLawyers.com?

 

Nominations


How do I nominate attorneys for Super Lawyers?

If you are a practicing attorney, visit My.SuperLawyers.com during your state’s nomination process. Once you login, click the ‘Nominate Peers’ tab. You can nominate and write comments for up to 21 attorneys (seven in-firm, seven out-of-firm, and seven Rising Stars candidates). Please note that self-nominations are not accepted. To see a list of states where nominations are being accepted, click here.

If you are not a practicing attorney, send an email to sl-research@thomsonreuters.com with comments and suggestions on attorneys we should consider for inclusion. These "informal nominations" carry no point value in our lawyer-rating system, but will ensure that the attorneys are placed in our candidate pool for further evaluation.

Who is entitled to nominate?

All attorneys in your state who have been licensed to practice law for five years or more are entitled to nominate. Self-nominations are not allowed.

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Can I nominate a lawyer from another state?

Our nomination page at My.SuperLawyers.com is designed to accept only in-state nominations. However, you may comment on and evaluate lawyers from other states by clicking the "Comment On/Evaluate Lawyers" tab at the top of the My.SuperLawyers.com home page. These comments and evaluations will be treated as "informal nominations," which carry no point value in our rating system, but will ensure that the attorneys are placed in our candidate pool for further evaluation.

I want to know who nominated me. Will you tell me?

No. We maintain strict confidentiality over the balloting process.

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May I nominate via paper ballot?

Yes. Click on this link. Print, complete and fax your ballot by the printed deadline. We are unable to confirm receipt of paper ballots.

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Selection


What is the Super Lawyers selection process?

Super Lawyers uses a patented multiphase selection process, including nominations, independent research and peer evaluations. Read more...

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Does an attorney pay to be published in Super Lawyers?

No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. The names of all attorneys selected by Super Lawyers are published in our print publications and at SuperLawyers.com at no charge whether they advertise or not. Advertising sales do not begin until after the selection process is completed.

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Does advertising improve the chances of being listed in Super Lawyers?

No. We maintain strict separation between research and advertising. Advertising sales do not begin until after the selection process is completed and the list is finalized.

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How many lawyers make the list?

The Super Lawyers list recognizes no more than five percent of attorneys in each state. The Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in each state. To be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger, or in practice for 10 years or less.

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Are non-private practice lawyers eligible for inclusion in Super Lawyers?

As a lawyer-rating service, Super Lawyers is intended to be a resource to help in the selection of legal counsel. As such, we limit the list to attorneys who can be hired and retained by the public, i.e., lawyers in private practice and Legal Aid attorneys.

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If I am notified that I have been selected, is there anything I need to do?

Yes! Please complete the data verification online at My.SuperLawyers.com or return the paper form sent to selected attorneys with your notification. This will ensure you will be listed.

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I was listed in Super Lawyers last year but not this year. What happened?

We perform a new round of balloting and Blue Ribbon Panel review each year, so the list undergoes some degree of change from year to year. Being listed one year does not guarantee that you will be published the following year.

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Can an attorney selected to the Super Lawyers list be called a “Super Lawyer”?

A lawyer on our list is not a “Super Lawyer” or a “Rising Star.” Rather, “he or she has been named to the 2014 Minnesota Super Lawyers list or 2014 Minnesota Rising Stars list.” When used properly, the term is not descriptive or comparative, which in some jurisdictions could raise ethical concerns. Instead, it’s a fact-based statement, and as such, is protected speech.

To download a PDF of our usage guidelines, click here.

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I’ve been selected to the Super Lawyers list. Do you have a press release template I can use to announce my selection?

Yes. If you have been selected to Super Lawyers, please download the Super Lawyers Press Release template. If you have been selected to Rising Stars, please download the Rising Stars Press Release template.

Profile Management


How can I change the information displayed in my online profile?

You can update the information displayed using the Profile Manager on My.SuperLawyers.com. You must be logged in to use the Profile Manager.

Any changes will be visible on your profile page and will be reflected in the SuperLawyers.com search results within 24 hours.

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How can I add/update my photo on my profile page?

If you already have a photo, you can change it anytime using the Profile Manager at My.SuperLawyers.com. The pixel size is 128x160 if you want to resize it yourself—if not, the Profile Manager will resize it for you.

If your profile page does not contain your photograph, then you must first upgrade to an Expanded Online Attorney Profile or a Premium Online Attorney Profile. Please visit our Online Opportunities page for more information.

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What kind of online profiles are available?

We have several online solutions to help you maximize your visibility and connect with potential clients. Please visit our Online Opportunities page for more information.

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I manage the online presence of more than one attorney and I would like to make changes to several attorneys at once. Can I do that online?

Yes! We call this feature the "Firm Management Tool." For more information please contact your Associate Publisher. You may request access to the Firm Management Tool here.

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How can I link to my profile page? Do you provide graphics to use on my website?

Every profile page contains a link to a personalized SuperLawyers.com badge that you can place on your site. The necessary HTML is presented as a block of code that can be easily copied and pasted into any Web page.

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How can I have my blog headlines appear on my profile page or the SuperLawyers.com homepage?

You can add this information to your profile using the Profile Manager on My.SuperLawyers.com. For this feature to work, you need to enter the URL for your blog's RSS or Atom feed. Blogs are selected for the homepage periodically.

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I want to make sure I receive email from Super Lawyers. How do I do that?

We currently send e-mail with the following ‘From' address:

mailer-noreply@superlawyers.com.

If you whitelist this address, you should receive all of our main bulk mailings.

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What are the browser requirements to use My.SuperLawyers.com?

Microsoft Windows: Internet Explorer 7+ (8+ preferred), Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari.

Mac OS: Safari, Google Chrome or Firefox.

Javascript is required.