WHAT IS A BANKRUPTCY LAW BOARD CERTIFIED ATTORNEY?
- Should you look for a board certified attorney?
- Are board certified attorneys more expensive?
You have probably seen the small print on TV or flyers, stating Board Certified, but what does that mean to YOU?
A board certified attorney is a lawyer who has demonstrated special competence in a particular field in which the Texas Board of Legal Specialization has certified their competence.
Only attorneys that have:
- Been licensed to practice law for at least 5 years.
- Practiced bankruptcy law for at least 3 years.
- Devoted a minimum of 30% of their law practice to bankruptcy law.
- Handled a wide variety of bankruptcy law matters to demonstrate experience and involvement.
- Attended bankruptcy law continuing legal education seminars regularly to keep their legal training up to date.
- Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges.
- Passed a day-long written examination.
Can become Board Certified, so should you get a board certified attorney? Yes, because you will be hiring an attorney with years of experience in consumer bankruptcy law, and one that has knowledge of current trends in law.
Now you may wonder about the cost of a Board Certified Attorney. Since fees are set by the court, a certified lawyer cannot charge more.
In short with a Board Certified lawyer you not only are getting proven experience and knowledge, you also get a dedicated professional at no extra cost.
Edgar Borrego and Miguel Flores are Board Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy Law. Knowledge and experience you can depend on!
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization operates under the authority of the Supreme Court of Texas.
This program is entirely funded by fees and other charges imposed on attorneys participating in the program.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization
P.O. Box 12487
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-1454 Fax (512) 447-7719
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