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
opinion 96-10, this web site constitutes a legal advertisement
and must comply with rules 7.1
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
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.
This website is not sponsored or associated with
any particular linked entity unless so stated in truth by that entity;
and the existence of any particular link is simply intended to imply
potential interest to the reader. The firm does not necessarily
endorse, and is not responsible for, any third-party content that
may be accessed through this website.
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