The determination of the need for legal services and the choice of a lawyer are critical decisions and should not be based solely upon advertisements or self-proclaimed expertise. This disclosure is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa. Memberships and offices in legal fraternities and legal societies, technical and professional licenses, and memberships in scientific, technical and professional associations and societies of law or field of practice do notmean that a lawyer is a specialist or expert in an area of law, nor does it mean that such lawyeris necessarily any more expert or competent than any other lawyer. All potential clients are urged to make their independent investigation and evaluate any lawyer being considered. Thisnotice is required by rule of the Supreme Court of Iowa.