|The biennial exam for attorneys wishing to become certified
legal specialists is scheduled for Aug. 19 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
by the financial problems that have beset the State Bar, the board of legal specialization
is forging ahead with the exam as well as plans to add two new legal specialties in real
estate and labor law. Exams for those areas are likely in 2001.
The board is self-funded by dues and fees paid by specialists who voluntarily
participate in the program.
There are more than 3,300 certified legal specialists practicing in eight areas: family
law; appellate law; criminal law; estate planning, trust and probate law; workers'
compensation; immigration and nationality law; personal and small business bankruptcy; and
For information and an exam registration form, visit the web site at
www.calbar.org/lgl-spec.htm or call the board of legal specialization at 415/538-2100.