The NC State Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization is accepting applications for board certification in appellate practice now through July 1, 2016.  Certification is granted by the Board of Legal Specialization to assist members of the public in identifying lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable in their area of legal need. The program also seeks to improve the competency of members of the bar by establishing an additional incentive for lawyers to continue to learn and grow in their practice areas.

Board certification recognizes experience, knowledge, and professional reputation and allows a lawyer to communicate his/her specialty to the public.  A summary of the certification standards for Appellate Practice is available here.

The application to sit for the exam may be downloaded from the State Bar’s website.  For those approved to sit for the appellate practice exam, the tentative exam date is Monday, October 17, 2016.  For more information about the program, please visit or call 919-828-4620.

-Beth Scherer