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What is a Certified Family Law Specialist?

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In California, there are lawyers who have earned the designation of certified family law specialists. What does this mean? And what are the requirements for becoming a certified family law specialist? In this blog, we will discuss what a family law specialist is and what they do; we will also discuss the requirements that must be met in order to become certified.

If you are looking for an experienced lawyer who specializes in family law matters, then a certified family law specialist is your best bet!

What a Certified Family Law Specialist Is

A certified family law specialist is an attorney who has met certain requirements in order to become certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization as having the required experience and expertise to handle family law matters.

Requirements to Become a Certified Family Law Specialist in California

In order to become a certified family law specialist in California, an attorney must:

  • Have been practicing family law extensively for at least five years,

  • Complete at least 45 hours of approved continuing education in family law topics every three years,

  • Pass a written examination in family law, and

  • Be evaluated by judges and other attorneys familiar with the attorney's work.

To maintain certification, a certified specialist must comply with the Standards of Specialist Certification established by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. The standards require that Certified Family Law Specialists meet higher standards of experience, education, knowledge, and skill than non-specialists. They are also required to take more Continuing Education courses in their specialty area than non-specialists.

The Advantages of Working with a Certified Family Law Specialist

When you are facing a family law issue, you want to be sure that you are working with an attorney who has the experience and knowledge to handle your case. Certified family law specialists have demonstrated their expertise in this area of law, and they can provide you with the high-quality representation that you need.

If you are considering hiring a certified family law specialist, be sure to ask about their experience handling cases like yours. You should also ask about what kinds of continuing education courses they have taken in order to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in family law. By working with a certified family law specialist, you can be confident that you are getting the best possible representation for your case.
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