BEGINNING THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS
POST EXAMINATION APPLICATION FOR OCTOBER 2011 EXAMINATION PASSERS
Examination results were mailed on February 28, 2012. Results will be not be released via phone, fax, or email.
Congratulations on successfully passing the October 2011 examination. Keep in mind; although, you have passed the examination, it does not entitle you to hold yourself as a certified specialist. Take the next step to becoming a certified specialist by completing the appropriate specialist application. After completing this step, your full application will be ready for Board review.
CURRENT CERTIFIED SPECIALISTS
Applications for Recertification (due every five years)
Serving on the Board of Legal Specialization or the Advisory Commission
The application period is closed for 2013. The next application period for State Bar commission close on February 1, 2014, with application posted in Fall 2014.
Apply to serve on the California Board of Legal Specialization.
Apply to serve on an advisory commission in a particular area of law Online Application.
Tolling Forms for Judges
Judicial Service Declaration - Requesting Tolling of Status and Annual Fee (see Rule 12.7)
Retire or Resign Your Certified Legal Specialist Status Permanently
Certified Specialist Retirement/Resignation Form
FOR EDUCATIONAL PROVIDERS
Applications for Approval of Individual Education Activity (for educational providers)
Apply here to request approval to grant legal specialization credit for your educational program in these substantive areas of law. Securing approval will also allow you to provide MCLE credit for these programs. For more information, please refer to Educational Provider Information. Providers can apply for this approval in advance or up to two years after the program is offered.
Sample Evaluation Form — To be distributed to attendees of your approved programs. Providers must ask all of the questions on California's sample form, either by using the official California form or by including California's questions on their own evaluation form.
Application for Multiple Activity Provider Status (for educational providers)
After a provider has had four activities approved during the preceding two-year period, a provider can apply for Multiple Activity Provider (MAP) status, which allows the provider to offer legal specialization credit in the approved substantive certified specialty area for a three-year period. Providers can apply to be MAPs directly by providing the four individual activity approval requests, the MAP application and appropriate fees for all five applications in one envelope.
Questions? Contact the Department of Legal Specialization at LegalSpec@calbar.ca.gov or at 415-538-2120.