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Texas Board of Legal Specialization 2011 induction ceremony, certification applications, new specialty area, and new look for TBLS.org
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is holding their 2011 induction ceremony at the Texas Law Center, is accepting certification applications for 2011, has a new specialty area, and has a new look for TBLS.org.
2011 Induction Ceremony
The TBLS Induction Ceremony will be April 19 at the Texas Law Center in Austin.
2011 Certification Applications
TBLS is accepting certification applications for 2011. You can find the specific requirements for each specialty area at the “Get Certified” section of tbls.org.
New Specialty Area
The Supreme Court of Texas approved the Standards of Certification in the new specialty area of Criminal Appellate Law. This is the first new specialty area recognized by the Court since Workers’ Compensation Law in 2004. Certification will be available for Texas attorneys who have handled a sufficient number of post-conviction writs and appeals in criminal cases. You may review the Standards for specific information about the requirements, including the numbers and types of matters which qualify. The 2011 application filing deadline is Monday, May 2, 2011.
New Look for TBLS.org
If you haven't had a chance to explore the new site, TBLS encourages you to take a few minutes to see how TBLS is increasing Board Certified attorneys' presence on the Internet. TBLS has a new distinctive Board Certified Logo, a consumer-friendly search function using Google map technology, and a personal attorney profile page for every Board Certified attorney. TBLS continues to work on behalf of their members’ to raise awareness and communicate the benefits of working with a Board Certified attorney among Texas consumers.
If you have questions about the TBLS Board Certification program, please contact TBLS at its toll free number, 1-855-277-TBLS or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.