Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.
“Board Certified attorneys have taken that extra step. When they applied, they agreed to have their experience and knowledge evaluated by their peers. Now they must continue working and learning in their specialty areas to maintain their certifications,” said Jim Woo, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.
Board Certification is offered in 21 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.