In a long-awaited report, Special Master Robert Fall has implied that the New Jersey Supreme Court should relax Rule of Professional Conduct 7.1(a)(3), the ban on advertisements that compare lawyers’ services.

I respectfully disagree with the suggestion in his June 30 report reviewing Opinion 39 of the Committee on Attorney Advertising. That opinion held that participation in the publication of lists that use superlatives to describe lawyers violates the RPCs.