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Juvenile Law Board Certification in Texas

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.

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About Board Certification for Juvenile Law in Texas

Lawyers who specialize in juvenile law help clients with a broad range of issues including:

  • detention hearings
  • pre-trial hearings
  • jury adjudication hearings
  • disposition proceedings
  • negotiations
  • proceedings seeking certification or transfer to criminal court
  • determinate sentence proceedings
  • probable cause determinations
  • juvenile appeals
  • state and federal remedies
  • school discipline



Certified Juvenile Law Specialists Active on Lawyer Legion

James Gary Sullivan
James Sullivan and Associates
Houston, TX
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Christopher Neal Allen
Law Office of Chris Allen
Conroe, TX
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William B Connolly
Connolly & Shireman LLP
Houston, TX
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Ambrosio Augusto Silva
Travis County Juvenile Public Defender
Austin, TX
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Directory of Board Certified Attorneys in Juvenile Law in Texas

Lawyer Legion maintains a directory of board certified Juvenile Law specialists in Texas amongst a broader directory of both board-certified and non-certified attorneys in Texas 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 board certification in Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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 Texas. Start by choosing your county from the list below.

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Task Requirements to Become Board Certified in Juvenile Law

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:

  • Jury adjudication hearings;
  • Non-Jury contested adjudication hearings;
  • Pleas of true and stipulations of evidence;
  • Detention hearings;
  • Dismissals and sanction level one dispositions;
  • Cases placed on deferred prosecution;
  • Cases decided on pre-trial motions;
  • Disposition proceedings;
  • Modification of disposition proceedings;
  • Proceedings involving mentally ill or retarded children;
  • Proceedings involving records sealing or destruction;
  • Parole revocation proceedings;
  • Certifications to criminal court;
  • Determinate sentence proceedings;
  • Release/transfer hearings under determinate sentence act;
  • Hearings to transfer determinate sentence probation to adult probation;
  • Proceedings representing clients subject to with removal or expulsion from school (including truancy), or special education ARD hearings;
  • Juvenile appeals;
  • State or federal post-adjudication procedure or remedies;
  • Other matters involving youths’ rights and the need for legal representation within the juvenile probation or correctional system. 

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