Board Certified Las Vegas Divorce Attorneys
Why a Board Certified Family Law Attorney is Important to You
The level of importance to you depends largely on what's at stake in your divorce or divorce related family law matter. The more you have in jeopardy, the greater the importance of having a Board Certified Family Law Specialist represent you.
A State Bar of Nevada Certified Family Law Specialist is recognized by the entire legal community as being in the top echelon of their field. Their expertise has been honed by hundreds of divorce and family law cases and their experience benefits every family law client they represent. They are equally skilled at complex negotiation settlements as they are at handling aggressive litigation. Most importantly, they know which approach is the right one for you.
Nevada law allows any attorney who has passed the state's general bar exam to represent clients in a divorce or family law matter. There are no other requirements as long as the attorney has an active bar status.
However, the additional specific family law experience and skill set required to become a Board Certified Family Law Specialist is quite different. This accreditation can only be bestowed on an attorney by The Nevada Board of Family Law Specialists after a rigorous vetting process and written exam. Less than 1% of all licensed attorneys statewide have achieved Board Certified status. Learn more about our Certified Family Law Specialists
The Board Certification Process
The board certification process in Nevada is multi-faceted. First the attorney must have the legal practice and background as defined by Board Certified Family Law Specialization Standards just to apply for board certification. Highlights of the requirements include numerous details related to divorce and family law case experience, years of dedicated family law practice, references from family court judges and attorneys, continuing legal education requirements, and maintaining professional liability insurance. View the Board Certified Family Law Specialization Standards
The Board Certification Exam
The next step an attorney must undertake is to apply to the State Bar of Nevada in order to take the Family Law Specialization Exam, which is only offered once per year. View the Board Certified Family Law Specialization Application
All applicants recognize the advanced nature of the Board Certified Family Law Specialist process as opposed to passing Nevada's general bar exam. The purpose of the family law specialization exam is to grade the applicant attorney's ability to understand complex family law matters and successfully provide comprehensive solutions.
The family law specialization exam, including any previous exam versions, is closely held by The Nevada Board of Family Law Specialists. Therefore it is not possible to provide a viewable copy, or even an example, on our website.
The Nevada Board of Family Law Specialists
"Blind exam grading" is conducted by The Nevada Board of Family Law Specialists which is appointed by the Executive Council of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada. Blind exam grading requires that the members of the Nevada Board do not know which applicant attorney's exam they are grading until after the grade has been assigned. Learn more about our Certified Family Law Specialists
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- Ray W.