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2017 TBLS board certification applications available until April 3

Attorneys who want to apply for certification can now do so. The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting 2017 applications, which are available through April 3 and can be found by visiting the “Get Certified” section of tbls.org. Fees, important dates, and specific requirements for each of the specialty areas are also available on … Continue Reading

Texas Board of Legal Specialization seeks comments on proposed real estate law specialty area

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization seeks comment from State Bar of Texas members on a proposed specialty area: property owners association law. POA law involves services dealing with common-interest developments such as condominiums, subdivisions and mixed-use developments; individual owners of such properties; and their mandatory-membership associations. This specialty has been recognized since 1979, when … 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

TBLS certification applications available

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is accepting certification applications for 2016. For information on the specific requirements for each of the 22 specialty areas of law and the seven areas for paralegals, go to the “Get Certified” section of tbls.org.   The Texas Board of Legal Specialization is one of the largest board certification … Continue Reading

TBLS executive director set to retire

After more than 30 years with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gary McNeil is retiring from his position as executive director. In his tenure, McNeil has witnessed significant changes in the legal profession and has helped TBLS adapt accordingly. Here, he discusses his role in the organization, the significance of being board certified, and … Continue Reading
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