Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Elder Law specialists in North Carolinaalong with a broader directory of certified and non-certified and throughout the U.S. This directory provides the public with a valuable resource allowing them to narrow their search to local attorneys who have earned their status as board certified in Elder Law by North Carolina State Bar.
Lawyer Legion is the only commercial lawyer directory to properly acknowledge all ABA-accredited specialization programs and provide a dynamic directory of virtually every lawyer who has earned each certification.
Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board-certified Elder Law specialists in North Carolina. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
Under the North Carolina board certification program, the term "elder law" is defined as the practice of law involving counseling and representation of older persons and their representatives relative to the following legal issues:
Attorneys who focus on this specialty area of the law should recognize issues that arise during counseling and representation of older persons, or their representatives, with respect to abuse, neglect, or exploitation of the older person, insurance, housing, long term care, employment, and retirement.
The rules in North Carolina also recognize that an attorney focused on elder law should also be familiar with "professional and non-legal resources and services publicly and privately available to meet the needs of the older persons, and be capable of recognizing the professional conduct and ethical issues that arise during representation."
An attorney that applies for certification as a specialist in Elder Law in North Carolina must meet certain minimum standards. The attorney must show substantial involvement in the field of elder law through a showing of certain time spent providing substantive legal work in the specialty area.
A portion of the substantial involvement requirement can be met through a practice equivalent such as service as a law professor concentrating in the teaching of elder law.
Additionally, substantial involvement requires a showing of experience through the attorney's participation in a certain number and types of tasks such as:
The board certification program in North Carolina for Elder Law requires a showing that the attorney complied certain matters within different categories including:
In addition to a showing of substantial involvement, the attorney must complete certain continuing legal education (CLE) credits in elder law topics and related subjects including:
A North Carolina attorney who applies for specialty board certification in elder law must also submit to peer review by different attorneys and judges who are familiar with the attorney's practice. The attorney must also pass a written examination testing the attorney's knowledgeable in elder law.
The specialty certification period is five years. During those five years, the attorney must submit to continued certification within certain time limits.
Although no written examination is required for continued certification, the attorney must submit to peer review, complete certain CLE credits and show continued substantial involvement of elder law.