What is ‘Board Certification’?
Each year the Texas Board of Legal Specialization confers the title, ‘Board Certified’ on a handful of attorneys in the family law practice area. The process to become Board Certified in Family Law is a difficult one, and includes vetting by other attorneys, judges, and the State Bar, a long list of requirements, and a challenging exam. Additionally, a candidate must have at least five years of practice in a particular area to obtain certification in a field. The State Board then checks with that candidate’s colleagues as well as the Judges with whom he or she practices to ensure that only the best attorneys obtain certification.