The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization We certify attorneys as specialists in 22 areas of law. Find Board Certified Specialist attorneys at www.californiaspecialist.org under the SPECIALIST SEARCH.

Board certified attorneys have demonstrated experience, are required to take more continuing education, and strong peer recommendations, and at least five years of experience in the field. The State Bar of California board of Legal Specialization certifies attorneys as specialists after passing an examination, demonstrating significant experience, showing strong peer reviews, and taking a heighte

ned level of continuing education in the field. The Supreme Court of California order the creation of this program to given consumers an independent way to ensure that they find attorneys with the experience they need. Certification is offered in these areas:

Admiralty & Maritime Law
Appellate Law
Bankruptcy Law
Criminal Law
Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law
Family Law
Franchise & Distribution Law
Legal Malpractice Law
Taxation Law
Workers' Compensation Law

Attorneys can also become certified specialists by accrediting through these partners:
American Board of Certification (abcworld.org)
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (abpla.org)
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (nblsc.us)
National Association of Counsel for Children (naccchildlaw.org)
National Elder Law Foundation

03/20/2018

Results from the October 2017 Legal Specialist Examination were mailed on March 15. The pass rate was 74.9%. Those who were successful are able to proceed to the next step of the application process and file their post-examination applications, available at www.californiaspecialist.org.

10/29/2015

Good luck to everyone who took the legal specialist examination! Results will be sent via U.S. Mail on 3/15/15 to the address in your My State Bar Profile at calbar.ca.gov.

10/08/2015

Good luck to everyone registered for the examination! Admittance tickets and informational bulletins were sent this week. Have you reviewed yours?

10/01/2015

Today is the last day to register for the legal specialist examination (postmark deadline). Take action at www.californiaspecialist.org.

09/16/2015
Legal Specialization

Just two days left to register for the Legal Specialist Examination. The deadline is October 1, 2015. The next exam will not take place until 2017, so don't miss out! Register at www.californiaspecialist.org today!
Learn more about how certification can help your practice, as well as study tips at http://calbarjournal.com/September2015/Opinion/MichaelBerg.aspx.

The State Bar of California offers California lawyers the opportunity to become certified in 11 areas of law practice.

08/28/2015
Legal Specialization

Register for the legal specialist examination by Sept 1 for early bird discount! www.californiaspecialist.org

The State Bar of California offers California lawyers the opportunity to become certified in 11 areas of law practice.

Address

The State Bar Of California, Office Of Admissions, Department Of Legal Specializ
San Francisco, CA
94105

Telephone

(415) 538-2120

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Certificates of specialization in 22 areas of law for qualified attorneys who are members of the State Bar of California.

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