Membership fees cover the calendar year of the year of selection for any given member. Membership fees are fixed for any given calendar year and are not prorated for members who join part-way through the year.
Our standard policy is that there are no refunds, on account of the temporal nature of the membership and the customized nature of the showcase items.
Web badge: members may obtain the code for the website badge, to input to their website framework, directly from their account.
Video: members will have the customized video file emailed to them. Members must supply their email addresses.
Press release: members may download the customized file directly from their account.
Plaque/statue/marquee: these items will be sent via UPS, with the estimated time frame for delivery being six to eight weeks from the date of order.
The National Association of Distinguished Counsel (NADC) has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for the NADC’s website. This site contains links to other sites. NADC is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.
General Information Collection and Use
NADC is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. We collect information from our users at several different points on our website.
Publicly Viewable Information
NADC will make any profiles completed by its members available for public view. Such information includes any given member’s name, firm, contact information, picture, and biographical/profile information. Upon acceptance of membership, the member’s information will be seen publicly as he/she verifies or inputs such information accordingly. Information designated as private and for NADC internal use will not be displayed publicly.
We use IP addresses to help analyze trends, administer the site, track user’s movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.
Our site uses “cookies”. A “cookie” is a piece of data stored on the user’s hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. For instance, by setting a cookie on our site, the user would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
In order to receive certain updates or use certain features of this website, a user may have to first complete a contact form. The form(s) registration require the user to enter their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest.
Email submissions requesting information which include personal information is kept in the strictest of confidence. Personal data such as e-mail address, telephone number, address, age and gender may be collected in order to respond to specific requests for information, but is not shared with any source. Records regarding the nature of individual inquiries are kept on file. NADC does not distribute your personal information to third parties.
If at any time your are unhappy with updates, mailings, and other collateral information you may receive after providing personal information through our website you may call our office and request to be removed from our mailing list. Telephone, write, or email us using the information provided in the Contact Us section.
This site uses high-grade RSA encryption to protect your sensitive information during transit. We also safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, through access control procedures, network firewalls and physical security measures.
Contacting the Web Site
If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, please contact us.
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The “Top One Percent” and the “Top 100” are titles awarded by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. They are accurate numerically with respect to the quantity of members, compared to the general population of attorneys in the United States. However, it is impossible to arithmetically or empirically provide a mathematical or scientific basis for either distinction. The selection process is inherently subjective, reliant on the availability of publicly available information, including information which attorneys themselves make publicly available. Membership can be revoked if an attorney is disciplined or convicted of any crime. Members can be removed for conduct inconsistent with the ideals espoused by our organization, in our sole discretion.
NADC is not a lawyer referral service. NADC makes no claim that any attorney is more or less equipped to competently and ethically represent any given client. Any attorney who has received this award must maintain ethical representations as to their qualifications in their own right. Similarly, clients and prospective clients seeking the services of an attorney should conduct their own inquiries in selecting an attorney who is suited to represent them in any given matter. The decision to choose or trust an attorney should not rely on an attorney’s recognition by NADC. NADC is an independent organization which, in selecting its members, is ultimately crafting an opinion, and makes no representations as to the basis of any given fact concerning an attorney’s qualifications.