For Attorneys


Why Should You Consider Board Certification?




Put simply, board certification in your legal specialty provides reliable evidence of your knowledge and proficiency to other attorneys and potential clients. It proves to consumers that you have specialized experience and skills in your field of choice.  

Here are some additional benefits to board certification:

  • Potential clients see board certification as an important distinction when choosing an attorney.
  • Lawyers look for ABA-approved certification when referring clients to out-of-town law firms.
  • Legal rating services, such as Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell and Avvo, use certification as a key criterion when ranking attorneys.
  • Board certification in your legal specialty improves your chances to gain professional appointments and invitations.
  • Board-certified lawyers enjoy greater opportunities to serve on bar committees, to gain teaching posts or to earn speaking invitations.