Dear Michael Hayes:

At a recent board meeting of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC), the parent organization of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), on which I have served as a board member for more than 20 years, your recent victory in the Second Circuit was a topic of animated discussion.  We were all very impressed with your successful challenge to the NY Bar’s disclaimer requirement.  I am writing to congratulate you on behalf of the Board, and to seek your counsel on raising similar challenges in other states.  Again, kudos to you for aterrific victory in the Second Circuit.

XXXXXXXXXXXX, William O. Douglas Clinical Professor Emeritus, Yale Law School