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Obama Unrated on Lawyer Rating Site

In just a few days, voters will be asked to decide whether to cast their ballots for or against the one lawyer running for president, Barack Obama. But at lawyer-rating site Avvo, the verdict remains out on Obama's score as a lawyer. Obama's Avvo profile shows him as unrated. According to the site, that means "we don't have sufficient information to calculate a rating or because a rating would not be useful." It also shows that Obama has yet to claim his profile, which would allow him to edit and add to it. Wife Michelle, also a lawyer, is likewise unrated on Avvo.

The Obamas' profiles show Barack's sole area of practice to be civil rights and Michelle to be devoted exclusively to intellectual property. According to their profiles, both Barack and Michelle are inactive members of the Illinois bar and neither has been the subject of discipline. Among Barack's honors, according to Avvo, are honorary doctorates of law from five universities, while Michelle's include having been named one of the world's 10 best dressed people by Vanity Fair, one of The Harvard 100 by 02138 Magazine and one of the world's 25 most inspiring women by Essence Magazine.

Note to Obama's campaign staff: Get on this. Claim his profile today and by tomorrow he could be a 10. It could just help on Tuesday. Plus, if the election thing doesn't work out, he'll be all set to hang a shingle.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on October 30, 2008 at 02:53 PM | Permalink | Comments (8)


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