The Connecticut Superior Court has accredited three national organizations and one state-sponsored program to certify attorneys as specialists.
For the state-sponsored program, the Connecticut Bar Association's Standing Committee on Workers' Compensation recognizes attorneys as a board-certified specialist in workers' compensation law.
Only attorneys who have earned certification from a body approved by the Connecticut Superior Court may advertise themselves as "specialists" in the Nutmeg State. This restriction does not necessarily apply to the areas of patent and admiralty law.
Other specialty certifications may be approved by the Legal Specialization Screening Committee which is appointed by the Connecticut Superior Court. The committee examines applying organizations and determines whether the organizations meet the criteria set by the Rules Committee of the Superior Court for approval.
If the Rules Committee approves the certification, then Connecticut attorneys may be certified by the body. Board-certified lawyers in Connecticut may only advertise they are specialists if certified by one of these approved entities.
The National organizations that are currently approved to certify Connecticut attorneys include:
To become certified in Workers' Compensation Law, attorneys in Connecticut must meet the following requirements:
Contact Information on the Connecticut Bar's Specialist Certification ProgramConnecticut Bar Association
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This article was last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019.