The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated immigration law as a field of law for which certification of specialists is permitted under 27 NCAC 01D Section .2601.
Attorneys in North Carolina who earn the designation are entitled to use the term "Board Certified Specialist in Immigration Law."
For purposes of the board certification program the term "immigration law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "obtaining and retaining permission to enter and remain in the United States including, but not limited to, such matters as visas, changes of status, deportation and exclusion, naturalization, appearances before courts and governmental agencies, and protection of constitutional rights."
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Immigration Law specialists in North Carolina included within a broader directory of certified and non-certified lawyers in North Carolina 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 Immigration Law by North Carolina State Bar.
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Use this directory to connect with lawyers who are board-certified Immigration Law specialists in North Carolina. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
Attorneys who apply for board certification in the specialty field of immigration law must meet certain standards including a showing of substantial involvement through a certain amount of time spent in the specialty area.
A certain portion of that substantial involvement can be met through service as a law professor concentrating in the teaching of immigration law.
Substantial involvement could also involve a showing that the attorney has participated in certain categories of activities including:
The attorney in North Carolina seeking board certification in immigration law must also show completion of certain number and type of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in immigration law and related areas such as trial advocacy, evidence, taxation, federal administrative procedure, employment law, family law, and criminal law and procedure.
The attorney must submit to peer review by other lawyers or judges familiar with the attorney's practice and qualifications in immigration law cases. Finally, the attorney must submit to a written examination testing the attorney's knowledge in immigration law matters.
The original period of certification in immigration law will last for five years. The attorney must then apply for continued certification by showing a certain number and type of continuing legal education (CLE) credits, peer review, and a continued showing of substantial involvement.