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New Civil Pretrial Practice Board Certification gives attorneys an edgeWhy Board Certification?
NEW! Register by March 1, 2013
for Civil Pretrial|
Practice Board Certification Exam
to be held April 20, 2013.
cannot competently handle all legal matters. The fact is,
attorneys have been "specializing" in practice areas for years
without substantiation or proof of proficiency!
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger advocated for a system of proof back in 1973: "Some system of certification for trial advocates is an imperative and long overdue step." – Sonnett Lecture at Fordham University School of Law
Specialty certification, which began shortly after, continues to develop. Today, the NBLSC is delighted to offer new Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice.
Created to recognize attorneys with significant litigation experience and skill at settling cases before trial, Civil Pretrial Practice Board Certification acknowledges today’s likelihood that civil cases will settle before trial.
Civil Pretrial Practice includes the preparatory steps for all disputes before a tribunal, including litigation proceedings from inception through discovery, pretrial motions and hearings, and alternative dispute resolution procedures.
ABA-Approved Board Certification in Civil Pretrial Practice: The 1st and only national certification that recognizes your expertise in handling contested civil matters that do not go to trial. Register Today
Register by March 1, 2013 to take the Civil Pretrial Practice Board Certification Exam to be held April 20, 2013.
Becoming Board Certified
The requirements for certification must be successfully met within two years of applying, in accordance with the guidelines set forth by the NBLSC. The process for becoming board certified includes a thorough screening of credentials, including:
Demonstration of broad based and comprehensive experience in the area
Evaluation by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney's work in the area as well as a disciplinary review
Civil Pretrial Practice Advocacy Board Certification Exam
Completion of continuing education in the area of specialty