The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization designated Social Security disability law as a field of law for which certification of specialists is permitted under 27 NCAC 01D Section .2801. Attorneys who qualify are permitted to use the term "Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law."
For purposes of North Carolina's board certification program the term "social security disability law" is defined as the practice of law "relating to the analysis of claims and controversies arising under Title II and Title XVI of the Social Security Act and the representation of claimants in those matters before the Social Security Administration and/or the federal courts."
Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Social Security Disability Law specialists in North Carolinaamongst 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 Social Security Disability 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 Social Security Disability Law specialists in North Carolina. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
Any attorney in North Carolina who applies for board certification as a specialist in social security law must meet certain standards including a showing of substantial involvement in this specialty area of the law. Substantial involvement in the practice of Social Security disability law means that the attorney has spent a certain amount of time doing substantive legal work in the field. A portion of that substantial involvement can involve a practice equivalent such as:
Substantial involvement may also involve a showing of the completion of certain tasks including:
The attorney applying for board certification in social security disability law in North Carolina must also complete certain Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in social security disability law and related fields such as:
Another requirement for board certification in the specialty area of social security disability law is that the attorney must submit to peer review by other attorneys and judges who are familiar with the attorney's practice.
The attorney must pass a written examination testing his or her knowledge in the specialty field of social security disability law. The examination will cover the following areas: