At Lawyer Legion, we understand the importance of specialty certification programs. We created a feature on our directory to narrow the search to only Minnesota attorneys who have earned specialty certification.
The Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification, appointed by the Minnesota Supreme Court, accredits independent agencies to certify lawyers as specialists. Attorneys may seek certification from non-accredited agencies but must clearly communicate that the agency is not accredited.
Currently, four organizations are accredited to certify in Minnesota including three national organizations and the Minnesota State Bar Association. As of February 25, 2014, there were 940 attorneys in Minnesota who had earned the designation as a certified specialist from one of the four (4) organizations.
In 1988, the Minnesota State Bar Association established its specialty certification program for attorneys. It is currently the only Minnesota-specific organization accredited in the state to certify lawyers. The program was designed to establish objective qualifications to identify attorneys qualified for special recognition as a legal specialist.
The MSBA is accredited to certify lawyers in four practice areas:
Minnesota State Bar Association Certification Standards
For any specialty certification by the MSBA, the lawyer must:
The benefits of becoming a board certified attorney in Minnesota include:
National Organizations Accredited in Minnesota
Contact Information:Minnesota State Board of Legal Certification
At Lawyer Legion, we recognize the important role that specialty certification programs play in helping the public find a qualified attorney. Use our directory to find a board certified specialist in Minnesota.
These specialty certification programs establish an independent measure of competence, professionalism, and peer acknowledgment.
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 Minnesota, but our directory can help you find a board certified lawyer.
This article was last updated on Friday, November 22, 2019.