The goal of the Family Law Certification program is to recognize attorneys who have achieved a level of experience and expertise in family law and to advance professionalism and civility in this area of practice. Certified specialists exceed basic proficiency and demonstrate extraordinary knowledge and skill, strengthening the practice of law and enhancing the state’s legal profession. The program is administered by the Family Law Certification Board, which seeks to develop and improve the professional competence of lawyers in the area of family law.
In order to be certified, an attorney must:
- have passed an exam in the area of family law
- meet practice and continuing education requirements
- receive favorable evaluations by other attorneys and judges familiar with the attorney’s work in the area of family law