the benefits of hiring a board certified legal specialist
What it Takes to Become a Board Certified Specialist
Board certification is an indication that the lawyer has intentionally focused his or her legal practice to improve the proficiency and quality of the lawyer’s legal services and to stay current in the specialty field. A lawyer who is certified as a specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification in the lawyer’s specialty field including the following:
Passage of a 6-hour exam in the specialty field.
Confirmation by the lawyer’s peers that the lawyer has the qualifications to be board certified in the specialty
Devotion of 25% or more of the lawyer’s practice time to the specialty
Continuing education requirements
A board-certified specialist must be recertified by the board every S years, at which time the lawyer must satisfy the continuing education, substantial involvement, and peer review standards for continued certification.
Board certification, unlike the self-laudatory information in advertising and marketing. is a credential that you can rely upon because it is based upon objective criteria.