Florida Bar Advisory Opinion: You Must Be Board Certified to List an "Expertise" on LinkedIn

By September 19, 2013

By Marko Cerenko
A recent advisory opinion issued by the Florida Bar should serve as a cautionary tale to lawyers who list certain practice areas as “expertise.”  A lawyer can only list an expertise if the lawyer is certified by the Florida Bar, the ABA or another state bar association with certification standards comparable to those of the Florida Bar.  While a gray area remains – what about non-board certified areas such as e-discovery? – those of us who use LinkedIn should update our profiles in light of this recent opinion.