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Juvenile Delinquency Law Board Certification in North Carolina

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About Juvenile Delinquency Law Board Certification in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Bar certifies attorneys as specialists in juvenile delinquency law if they meet specific standards for specialization, including substantial involvement, specific task requirements, peer review, examination, and completion of continuing legal education requirements. Juvenile delinquency law is generally considered to be a subset of the larger category of criminal law. Juvenile delinquency law is also known as juvenile justice, juvenile defense, or prosecution in juvenile court.


Directory of Board Certified Juvenile Delinquency Lawyers in North Carolina

Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Criminal Law - Juvenile Delinquency specialists in North Carolina included within a broader directory of NC criminal defense lawyers including the practice of other areas of law for both 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 Criminal Law - Juvenile Delinquency 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 Juvenile Law specialists in North Carolina. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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Overview of Juvenile Delinquency Law Specialization

Requirements for Certification in Juvenile Delinquency

The requirements for certification in his specialty area include a showing of substantial involvement in the practice of juvenile delinquency law through devoting a certain amount of time to substantive legal work including the representation of juveniles or the state in juvenile delinquency court by demonstrating experience in specific tasks such as:

  • Court appearances in other substantive juvenile delinquency proceedings in juvenile court;
  • Representation of juveniles or the state in juvenile delinquency felony cases;
  • Representation of juveniles or the state during the applicant's entire legal career in juvenile delinquency hearings concluded by disposition;
  • Representation of juveniles or the state in appeals of juvenile delinquency decisions; and
  • Representation of juveniles or the state through transfer to adult court.

The attorney might meet a portion of the substantial involvement requirement though a "practice equivalent" including:

  • service as a state district court judge responsible for presiding over juvenile delinquency court;
  • service on or participation in the activities of local, state, or national civic, professional or government organizations that promote juvenile justice.

Requirements for CLE, Examination and Peer Review

An attorney applying for certification in juvenile delinquency must also complete a certain number and type of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in juvenile delinquency law or related fields such as criminal procedure,  trial advocacy, substantive criminal law and evidence.

The attorney must submit to peer review from other judges or lawyers familiar with the attorney's practice.

The attorney must pass a written examination showing the attorneys knowledge in the field of juvenile delinquency law on topics such as:

  • North Carolina case law as it relates to juvenile delinquency law;
  • State criminal substantive law;
  • State criminal procedure;
  • North Carolina Rules of Evidence;
  • North Carolina Juvenile Code, Subchapters II and III, and related case law; and
  • Constitutional law as it relates to criminal procedure and juvenile delinquency law.

The period of certification will last for five years. During that time, the attorney must apply for continued certification within certain time limits. Although no written examination is required, the attorney much show substantial involvement, completion of certain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, and peer review.

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