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The Supreme Court of Illinois does not recognize certifications of specialties in the practice of law and that the certificate, award or recognition is not a requirement to practice law in Illinois. Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 7.4(c)(2) Adopted February 8, 1990, effective August 1, 1990; amended July 16, 1990; effective August 1, 1990.

Pursuant to the Illinois State Bar Association advisory opinion 96-10, this web site constitutes a legal advertisement and must comply with rules 7.1 and 7.2 of the Illinois rules of Professional Conduct.

The creation and use by a lawyer of an Internet website containing information about the lawyer and the lawyer's services that may be accessed by Internet users, including prospective clients, is not "communication directed to a specific recipient" within the meaning of the rules, and therefore only the general rules governing communications concerning a lawyer's services and advertising apply to a lawyer "website" on the Internet. If a lawyer uses the Internet or other electronic mail service to direct messages to specific recipients, then the rules regarding solicitation apply.

The content contained in this website has been prepared by Michael D. Baker for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. This information is not intended to create, and receipt of it does not constitute, an attorney client relationship. Internet subscribers and online readers should not act upon this information without seeking professional counsel. Please do not send us confidential information until you speak with attorney Mike Baker and get authorization to send that information. Any information sent via Internet e-mail or through the website is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis. The transmission of this site, in part or in whole, and/or communication with the Law Offices of Michael Baker via Internet e-mail through this site does not constitute or create an attorney-client relationship between the Law Offices of Michael Baker and any recipients.

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Attorney Mike Baker freely grants permission to anyone wishing to link to this website without misrepresentation; we will gladly remove any link from this website upon request from the linked entity.

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