Attorneys who focus on juvenile law can become board certified. For purposes of the board certification program, the term "juvenile law" involves the judicial and administrative proceedings for children under the age of 17 years old that are arrested or have been detained in a criminal matter.
Lawyers who specialize in juvenile law help clients with a broad range of issues including:
Lawyers who are board certified in juvenile law help clients with a broad range of hearings including detention hearings, pre-trial hearings, and jury adjudication hears.
Juvenile proceedings include disposition negotiations, proceedings seeking certification – transfer - to criminal court, and determinate sentence proceedings.
Juvenile law includes probable cause determinations, juvenile appeals, state and federal remedies, school discipline, special education, alcoholic beverages, and transportation.
To become board certified in juvenile law in Texas, the attorney must provide information as required by TBLS concerning specific tasks he or she has performed in Texas juvenile law.
In evaluating experience, TBLS may take into consideration the nature, complexity, and duration of the tasks handled by the attorney.
The attorney must provide the number of juvenile law matters that he or she has participated within the 3 years immediately preceding application in each of the following categories:
Although not all qualified juvenile attorneys are board certified, attorneys who have earned their status as a certified specialist have taken the extra step of submitting to evaluation.
To help the public find a board certified attorney in juvenile law in Texas, Lawyer Legion maintains this directory.
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 specialists in juvenile law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Start by choosing your county from the list below.