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Workers' Compensation Board Certification in North Carolina

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About Workers' Compensation Law Board Certification in North Carolina

The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization has designated workers' compensation as a field of law for which certification of specialists is permitted under 27 NCAC 01D Section .2701. Only attorneys that qualify for this designation are entitled to use the term "Board Certified Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law."

For purposes of North Carolina's specialty program the term "workers' compensation" is defined as the practice of law involving "the analysis of problems or controversies arising under the North Carolina Workers' Compensation Act (Chapter 97, North Carolina General Statutes) and the litigation of those matters before the North Carolina Industrial Commission."



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Directory of Board-Certified Workers' Compensation Law Specialists in North Carolina

Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Workers' Compensation Law specialists in North Carolinaalong with 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 Workers' Compensation 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 Workers' Compensation Law specialists in North Carolina. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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Overview of Workers' Compensation Law Specialization in North Carolina

Standards for Certification in Workers' Compensation Law

Any attorney who earned certification as a specialist in workers' compensation law must meet certain standards including a showing of substantial involvement in the specialty area.

Substantial involvement involves a showing that the attorney focused a certain amount of time in the practice area during substantive legal work such as providing legal advice or representation.

A certain portion of this time can be spent in a practice equivalent such as:

  • service as a law professor concentrating in the teaching of workers' compensation law;
  • service as a mediator of workers' compensation cases;
  • service as a deputy commissioner or commissioner of the North Carolina Industrial Commission; or
  • the applicant was a full-time deputy commissioner or commissioner.

Substantial involvement may also involve a showing that the attorney has completed a certain number of type of tasks including:

  • representation as principal counsel of record in complex cases tried to an opinion and award of the North Carolina Industrial Commission;
  • representation in occupational disease cases tried to an opinion and award of the North Carolina Industrial Commission; and
  • representation in appeals of decisions to the North Carolina Court of Appeals or the North Carolina Supreme Court.

In addition to substantial involvement, the attorney must also show completion of a certain number and type of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits in workers' compensation law or related fields such as:

  • evidence;
  • labor and employment law;
  • mediation;
  • medical injuries, medicine, or anatomy;
  • civil trial practice and procedure;
  • Social Security disability law; and
  • the law relating to long-term disability or Medicaid/Medicare claims.

The attorney in North Carolina seeking board certification in workers' compensation law must also submit to peer review by other attorneys and lawyers who are familiar with the attorney's practice. Finally, the attorney must submit to a written examination testing the attorney's knowledge in the field of workers' compensation law and closely related fields of law.

The original certification period 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 must show continued substantial involvement, complete certain continuing legal education (CLE) credits, and submit to peer review.

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