Finding the Right Board Certified Attorney
All it takes is a moment of error, a lapse in judgement, or a single mistake to drastically change our lives forever. With the unpredictability of each day, no one knows when their time in the courtroom might come. Facing major or even minor criminal charges can have lasting implications that impact your future. When it comes to building your defense, you’ll want to make sure the most skilled players are on your team. By working with an experienced, Board Certified attorney, you can give yourself an advantage knowing your case is in good hands.
What Is a Board Certified Attorney?
When considering hiring a Board Certified attorney, it’s important to know what sets them apart from others. Becoming Board Certified is a voluntary designation program that an attorney must choose to do. Once an attorney is certified, their certification is valid for a five year period. After five years, an attorney must apply for recertification, meet substantial involvement, peer review, and continue legal education requirements for their specialty area to remain certified. With such an extensive process, Board Certified attorneys are always kept at the top of their game in order to pass their reevaluations. Becoming certified in a specialty area means an attorney must have:
- Been licensed to practice law for at least five years;
- Devoted a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years;
- Handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;
- Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date;
- Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges;
- Passed a 6-hour written examination.
Choosing a Board Certified Attorney for Your Case
If you or someone you know is in need of legal assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me today. With my expertise in the criminal field, I have the skills you need to navigate the courtroom and obtain your optimal solution.