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Benefits / Facts of Legal Specialization
Benefits for Current Specialists
Becoming a board certified specialist encourages attorneys to strive toward excellence and recognizes those attorneys who have met the rigorous standards. It signifies a milestone of achievement. The procedure of becoming a board certified specialist is available to all qualified attorneys, without regard to ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age.
Specialist recognition and certification is a good source for referrals both from other attorneys, who have a greater confidence in making referrals to certified specialists, and the general public, for whom certification is a significant tool for selecting attorneys. Board certified status is especially advantageous to attorneys in small firms.
Board certified specialists can advertise their specialist recognition in all forms of advertising media. Board certified specialist status identifies those attorneys who have the skills and have taken the time and expended the effort to meet the standards of specialization. Specialization is a marketable asset.
Public agencies and private firms are beginning to make becoming a board certified specialist a consideration for promotions and pay increases. Young attorneys are seeking certification as a means of enhancing and quickening their professional advancement.
Board certified specialists attain a respected position within the legal profession. Specialists provide expertise that is usually not found in legal generalists.
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