Type: Direct Certification, Approved Private Certification Programs
State Programs: Administrative, Bankruptcy, Criminal Law, Estate and Trust, Family Law, Injury & Wrongful Death, Real Estate, Taxation, Workers' Compensation
Private Certification Programs: Business Bankruptcy Law, Consumer Bankruptcy Law, Creditors' Rights Law, Civil Trial Advocacy, Criminal Trial Advocacy, Family Law Trial Advocacy, Social Security Disability Law, Elder Law, Juvenile Law (Child Welfare Law)
Regulatory Scheme: State ethics rules allow attorneys to state that they are specialists in particular fields of practice where "the lawyer has been certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization or ... by a national entity which has standards for certification substantially the same as those established by the Board" [Rule 7.4]. The Arizona Board has accredited several programs accredited by the American Bar Association.
State Bar of Arizona Legal Specialization
Randal Westbury, Board of Legal Specialization Administrator
4201 N. 24th Street, Ste. 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266