Lawyers can earn Board Certification in a number of specialty areas of practice. Board Certified Specialists have demonstrated the highest levels of knowledge, experience, and excellence in a particular field of practice.
At Lawyer Legion, we understand the importance of specialty certification programs. We created a feature on our directory to narrow the search to only Louisiana attorneys who have earned specialty certification.
In 1993, the Louisiana Supreme Court established the Board of Legal Specialization. The board certification program for attorneys was created to help consumers in Louisiana identify attorneys evaluated for their experience and proficiency in a specialized area of the law.
Information about attorneys who have successfully completed and maintain certification is publicly available through the Board's website.
The Louisiana House of Delegates must approve all specialty areas, though the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization makes recommendations for new areas attorneys may seek to become certified in.
The Board may designate other organizations to certify lawyers as Louisiana board-certified attorneys in specialty areas. Board certification has been granted to attorneys in Louisiana in the following areas of the law:
Minimum Standards for Board Certification as a Specialist
The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization has certain minimum mandatory standards for certification. The Board has established specific standards geared toward some areas of specialization. However, standards for any specialty generally include:
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Lawyer Legion is not endorsed or approved by any state or national board certification program or by any bar association, including the State Bar of Louisiana. This article was last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019.