Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law. There are more than 70,000 attorney licensed to practice in Texas. Only 7,000 are Board Certified. Board Certified lawyers earn the right to publicly represent themselves as a specialist in a select area of the law. In fact, they are the only attorney allowed by the State Bar of Texas to do so. This designation sets them apart as being an attorney with the highest, public commitment to excellence in their area of law.
An attorney that is Board Certified in Criminal Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization must show substantial involvement and special competence in state and federal criminal law practice in Texas. A Board Certified Attorney in Criminal Law must devote a significant portion of their practice to the area of criminal law and have tried a number of criminal cases before a jury in state and federal court. Furthermore, the Board Certification process takes into consideration the nature, complexity, and duration of the cases handled by the attorney.
The process is voluntary and can only take place after an attorney has been in practice for five years, with a minimum of three years experience in the specialty area. Moreover, Board Certification is not a one-time event. It requires an ongoing involvement in the specialty area which is periodically substantiated with references from peers in that field. It also requires annual professional refreshment through TBLS approved, continuing legal education course work to stay abreast of current trends in law.
At the Law Offices of John S. Young, P.C. we are committed to fighting the fight that others, for whatever reason, cannot fight themselves and to ensure that every client receives the zealous, hard fought representation they deserve. We are dedicated to the aggressive and tenacious pursuit of every legal and ethical avenue to protect the rights of our clients. We pledge to our clients to maintain the utmost degree of professionalism and integrity while providing quality, thorough and aggressive representation and zealously ensuring the rights of our clients are protected. We listen and understand the challenges facing our clients and work to establish an atmosphere of compassion, trust, and respect.
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