What Does it Mean to Be Board Certified?

The National Board of Legal Specialty Certification (NBLSC) is the oldest and largest of the seven private board certifications that are recognized by the American Bar Association. These proven attorneys must undergo a comprehensive screening of credentials that includes documentation of their experience, references, and an examination of their knowledge. Furthermore, applicants must seek approval from the NBLSC’s standards committee by submitting records of any disciplinary matters that he or she has been involved with. Because of the stringent application process, there are only around 2000 lawyers across the nation that can boast NBLSC certification. All board certified lawyers are expected to uphold strong character and the reputation of the NBLSC.