Step 1 – Nominations
How a Lawyer enters the candidate pool:
- Selection Committee
- Lawyer Nomination
Step 2 – Independent Research
U.S. PROVISIONAL PATENT # 62/743,254
“METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO SELECT DISTINCT WORKING PROFESSIONALS BASED UPON VERIFIABLE OBJECTIVE CRITERIA.”
The platform analyzes work, experience and abilities based upon the twelve independent criteria as described below. The online platform then generates a numerical score of 1 to 5 for each of the factors meant to recognize the applicants achievements and peer recognition. The scores from each category are factored, with the most objective criteria such as educational background, years of experience and AVVO and Google reviews given greater weight. The numbers are then totaled and averaged for a cumulative objective score.
- Case Results
- Google Reviews
- AVVO Reviews
- Legal Experience
- Educational Background
- Special Certifications
- Representative Clients
- Professional Activities
- Pro Bono / Community Service
- Lectures / Writings / Publications
Step 3 – Ethics Review & Background Check
Once a final score is generated using Provisional Patent # 62/743,254, the applicant is then subjected to a final background check and Ethics Review.
Step 4 – Final Selection
Those applicants who have achieved a minimum passing score and have no disqualifying ethical violations within a 10 year period prior to completion of the application are then eligible for acceptance to Lawyers of Distinction.