For purposes of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) board certification program, the term "bankruptcy law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with the representation of parties in matters primarily involving the Bankruptcy Code, but also involving other aspects of debtor creditor relations as they affect or are affected by bankruptcy or insolvency.
Certification by the TBLS for bankruptcy law attorneys is available for the sub-categories of consumer bankruptcy law and business bankruptcy law. An attorney may seek certification in one or both sub-categories of bankruptcy law.
The program was launched in 1984. Today, more than 100 attorneys are certified as a specialist in Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Many of the top consumer bankruptcy law attorneys in Texas have become board certified in this specialty practice area.
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What is consumer banrkutpcyy law? For purposes of becoming board certified by TBLS, the term "consumer bankrupty law" is defined as:
This article explains the requirements to become board certified in consumer bankruptcy law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS).
In addition to TBLS, attorneys can become Board Certified Specialists in Consumer Bankruptcy Law by American Board of Certification (ABC).
According to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) standard for attorney certification, the specific requirements that apply the specialty area for bankruptcy law include the definitions, substantial involvement, reference, and other certification and recertification requirements for the specialty area.
The attorney must have devoted a minimum of 30% of his or her total time practicing consumer bankruptcy law during each year of the three (3) years immediately preceding application as defined in Section X, A,1 of the Specific Area Requirements for Bankruptcy Law.
For the specialty practice area of Consumer Bankruptcy Law, at least twenty percent (20%) of the attorney's total time must have been devoted to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law during each year of the three (3) years immediately preceding application as defined in Section X, A,2,a of the Specific Area Requirements for Bankruptcy Law.
The attorney must provide information as required by TBLS concerning specific tasks he or she has performed in the sub-category of consumer bankruptcy law. In evaluating experience, TBLS may take into consideration the nature, complexity, and duration of the tasks handled by applicant.
For Consumer Bankruptcy Law, the attorney must have represented debtors or creditors in contested matters and/or adversary proceedings during his or her practice as described below:
Every five (5) years after earning a specialty certification in consumer bankruptcy law, the attorney must become recertified.
For bankruptcy law, the attorney must have devoted a minimum of 30% of his or her total time practicing bankruptcy law during each year of the 5 year period of certification as defined in Section X, A,1 of the Specific Area Requirements for Bankruptcy Law except as provided for in Part I–General Requirements, Section VI, C,1(b).
The attorney may seek recertification in one or both sub-categories of bankruptcy law.
In addition to devoting the minimum percentage of total time to bankruptcy law as indicated in Section X, B,2,a(1) above, the attorney must have devoted the required percentage of practice to the sub-category in which recertification is being sought.
For Consumer Bankruptcy Law, the attorney must show that twenty percent (20%) of the attorney's total time was devoted to the practice of consumer bankruptcy law during each year of the 5 year period of certification as defined in Section X, A,2,a of the Specific Area Requirements for Bankruptcy Law.
The exam specifications for consumer bankruptcy law are intended to demonstrate the attorneys special knowledge. For consumer bankruptcy law, the essays typically include issues of debtors’ eligibility, property of the estate exemptions, and procedures in Bankruptcy Court.
For Consumer Bankruptcy Law, the attorney is expected to understand primarily all aspects of chapters 7, 12, and 13 of the Bankruptcy Code.
The specific exam topics for Consumer Bankruptcy Law include: