California Legal Specialists
Register for the Legal Specialist Examination on Oct. 22, 2013
Register here for the Legal Specialist Examination scheduled for Tuesday, October 22, 2013 if you have been practicing in the specialty area since January 2012 or longer.
If you are not yet practicing long enough to take the examination, you can still get started today by working on your experience, education and reference portions of the application. Applicants can choose to complete the experience and education before and/or after completing the legal specialist examination successfully.
For test-takers requesting testing accommodations, click here for full details about how to apply for testing accommodations. Please note that you must still fill out the registration application above in order to register for the examination, but you need not do so at the same time that you apply for accommodations.
Update your My State Bar Profile to add your firm website, photo and languages spoken. Certified specialists are automatically listed by their specialty on the State Bar website and only certified specialists can be searched by practice area on the State Bar of California website.
Order What Can A Certified Specialist Do for You? brochures, which include a place for you to include your own firm's business cards.
Search for a list of approved educational providers in your area of certified specialty.
Want to be on the radio? Bay Area certified specialists can audition to be part of the Your Legal Rights radio call-in radio panel to appear on-air or take off-air calls. Contact LegalSpec@calbar.ca.gov if interested.
Access Recertification Forms for all certified specialties.
Apply to offer Legal Specialization Credits and MCLE.
Board Certified Legal Specialists have demonstrated their competence, taken education and shown commitment one of 11 areas of law practice administered through the State Bar of California or 11 additional areas through our certifying partners.Find certified Find certified legal specialists in your county in your county. Try Advanced Search to locate attorneys who speak particular languages or practice in specific cities.
News You Can Use
- Don't miss radio program KALW 91.7FM "Your Legal Rights," featuring certified specialists from around the state every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Not in San Francisco? Download the free Tune-In app for Android or Apple to listen.
- Refer a specialist. Search by county, city or ZIP code for a certified specialist in your area.
- Submit articles for the Legal Specialization Digest of up to 500 words to LegalSpec@calbar.ca.gov.
- Certified Bankruptcy Law Specialist M. Jonathan Hayes has published A Summary of Bankruptcy Law, 2nd edition. Learn more on his blog at www.centraldistrictinsider.com.
Contact us at LegalSpec@calbar.ca.gov or 415-538-2120.