At Lawyer Legion, we understand the importance of specialty certification programs. We created a feature on our directory to narrow the search to only New Mexico attorneys who have earned specialty certification.
The New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization provides the public with a list of current board certified specialists who have demonstrated a certain threshold of competency after an evaluation of the attorney's knowledge, involvement, experience in a particular field of the law.
New Mexico's Rules of Professional Conduct Article 7, Rule 16-704 says only certified specialist attorneys may make statements implying "specialization" in legal advertisements.
The purpose of the New Mexico board-certified attorney program includes:
Under New Mexico Rules of Professional Conduct, an attorney may say he or she is certified only if he or she is certified by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, by an appropriate organization in another state, or by an organization accredited by the American Bar Association.
Proctors in admiralty and patent attorneys barred by the United States Patent and Trademark Office do not need to seek state certification.
Types of Board Certification Specialty Areas Approved in New Mexico
Attorneys in New Mexico can become board certified in any of 14 different types of specialty areas of the law, including:
Minimum Standards for Certification of Specialists in New Mexico
The minimum requirement for an attorney to become a board certified specialist vary by specialty area, but generally require that the attorney:
Contact InformationNew Mexico Board of Legal Specialization
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