I am certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy. This is an American and Alabama Bar Accredited Organization. My certification is in Criminal Trial Advocacy. Here is an email that I received from the President of the organization to help you understand what this means:
Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, so you are a member of a very select group. Like you, more than 30,000 lawyers have taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification. The referral opportunities that could flow from this group of individuals are significant. A commitment to referring clients to other board certified attorneys should be an easy decision for attorneys making out of state referrals or referrals outside of their existing networks. After all, board certified lawyers have already passed substantial experience, peer review and testing requirements, making them a good choice and one that will serve clients’ needs well. A helpful directory of NBLSC board certified attorneys is easily accessible at http://www.nblsc.us/find_board_certified_lawyers/ . So, when making referrals–think board certified.
David E. Rapoport
President of the National Board of Legal Specialty Certification