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Being Board Certified

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization inducted 267 attorneys and 22 paralegals at a ceremony in Austin on February 10, 2017. TBLS recognizes 22 specialty areas for attorneys and seven specialty areas for paralegals. Construction law, which was added last year, had one of the largest attorney groups of an inaugural specialty in TBLS history. … Continue Reading

TBLS considers changes to personal injury trial law certification

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is considering possible changes to the standards for certification in personal injury trial law.  One of 22 areas of law in which attorneys can be board certified, the specialty involves litigation based on an individual’s injury from automobile accidents, professional malpractice, defective products, or negligence by another. Comments or … Continue Reading

Texas Board of Legal Specialization seeks input on proposed child welfare specialty

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is seeking input from State Bar of Texas members on the creation of a new child welfare law specialty area. The Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families—backed by the Texas Supreme Court—has submitted an application for board certification in the field. The board … Continue Reading

Texas Supreme Court approves new standards for certification in civil trial law

The Texas Supreme court recently approved new standards for certification in civil trial law. Over the past year, the Texas Board of Legal Specialization worked with the court, members of the TBLS Advisory and Exam Commissions in Civil Trial Law, and the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas to review standards and best … Continue Reading

Texas Board of Legal Specialization welcomes 209 attorneys

Applause was in the air this afternoon as the Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognized 209 attorneys and 34 paralegals as certified in their respective specialty areas during an induction ceremony at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin. To earn the distinction, applicants passed a comprehensive exam and met additional requirements including CLE courses and reference checks. … Continue Reading

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Certification Applications

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting certification applications for 2015. You can find the specific requirements for each of the 21 specialty areas at the “Get Certified” section of tbls.org. Certification applications are only available until March 31, 2015, and the exam is Oct. 19, 2015, in Austin. If you have questions about … Continue Reading

Public hearing on certification standards slated for Sept. 30

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) will hold a hearing in Austin on Sept. 30, 2009, to gather public comment on proposed changes to certification standards covering personal injury trial law, civil trial law, and labor and employment law. TBLS certifies attorneys and paralegals through a voluntary program which requires that they meet certain … Continue Reading
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