The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC) is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Bar Association whose responsibility is to certify that attorneys are specially qualified in areas in which they seek to practice. In order to be certified one must meet rigorous experience requirements, ethical requirements, and demonstrate via testing one’s competence. Unlike many organizations, one does not simply pay a fee to join. Those attorneys who are certified in their various fields have proven competency, not just to themselves but to their peers in the Bar and those serving as Judges. The NBLSC is not only accredited by the American Bar Association, but its Board of Directors and Officers consist of lawyers who represent those injured and those asserted to have caused injuries in various cases ranging from automobile accidents, defective products, medical and health care malpractice, and generally civil practice. They are attorneys who have proven their competency in representing parties in domestic disputes (family law) and in the need for social security benefits that may be denied. In each of these cases the attorneys have all had to take specialized examinations after having the necessary experience and ethical ratings. Failure in any of these areas will prevent certification. Thus, the public can feel confident that when hiring a Board Certified – NBLSC attorney, that they are getting quality representation, not because
their attorney said so, but because their peers say so.