Being a board-certified legal specialist is a distinguishable mark of accomplishments for lawyers. Lawyers in Arizona designated as certified specialists have been evaluated in a particular practice area for their knowledge, skills, integrity, and professionalism. The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona vested the Board of Legal Specialization ("BLS") the authority to determine the minimum requirements for certification. Additionally, approximately 700 have earned recognition as a board-certified specialist.
Out of more than 17,000 practicing attorneys in Arizona, approximately 700 have earned recognition as a board-certified specialist. Arizona attorneys certified as a specialist must submit to re-evaluation every five years.
The re-certification process confirms the attorney's commitment to continuing legal education and involvement in the specialty field of law.
Only attorneys in Arizona who are board certified as specialists are permitted to advertise that status as a certified specialist on business cards and letterhead, list the certification in legal directories and telephone listings, and display the certificate awarded by Arizona's Board of Legal Specialization unless their practice is admiralty or patent law.
Board-certified Arizona attorneys have met high standards to earn such a designation which gives them a distinct marketing advantage. The programs also help the public by giving them an option to find a group of attorneys who have focused on a particular practice area of the law and earned a designation for that specialization.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of board certified lawyers in Arizona. The public is able to browse the directory and narrow their search by specialty area, county or city to and connect with board certified lawyers to help with their case. Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs for both national and state-level board certifications, including those granted by the State Bar of Arizona.
Use this directory to find board certified lawyers who are specialized in their respective areas of law. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
Lawyers in Arizona designated as certified specialists have been evaluated in a particular practice area for their knowledge, skills, integrity, and professionalism.The Board of Governors of the State Bar of Arizona vested the Board of Legal Specialization ("BLS") the authority to determine the minimum requirements for certification.
The minimum requirements are in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the BLS. For the attorney to become a certified specialist in Arizona, the attorney must meet certain minimum requirements including:
Each specialty area has additional task requirements. For instance, read more about specialty certification in criminal law in Arizona.
Application for Appointment to the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization - Beginning in the spring of 2017, the form or application can be used by those wishing to be considered for appointment to the State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization or a Commission for the year July 2018 through June 2018.