Exam Guides & Instructions

Review the instructions governing the specialty examinations

Below are exam guides that have been created for the legal specialization examinations. Eventually all specialties will be provided with an exam guide. Therefore, if your specialty is not listed below, please check back soon. Additionally, all exam guides will contain sample questions. If your guide does not contain sample questions, please keep checking back for an updated exam guide.

Appellate Practice
Examination guide for the appellate practice examination

Bankruptcy Law
Subject matter outline for the consumer and the business bankruptcy law examinations

Criminal Law
Subject matter outline for the criminal law examination

Juvenile Delinquency (subspecialty of Criminal Law)

Subject matter outline for the juvenile delinquency law examination

Estate
Subject matter outline for the estate planning and probate law examination

Family Law
Subject matter outline for the family law examination

Immigration Law
Subject matter outline for the immigration law examination

Real Property
Subject matter outline for the real property law examination

Social Security Disability
Subject matter outline for the social security disability law examination

Additional Information

Trademark Law
Subject matter outline for the trademark law examination

Workers' Compensation Law
Subject matter outline for the workers' compensation law examination

Elder Law

The National Elder Law Foundation (NELF) does not provide exam preparation materials. The scope of the exam is broader than most practices and you must design your studying on the areas with which you are not familiar. NELF does suggests the following publications: Representing the Elderly Client by Thomas D. Begley Jr. and Jo-Anne Herina Jeffreys, Elder Law in a Nutshell and Advising the Elderly or Disabled Client by Lawrence Frolik, and Tax, Estate and Financial Planning for the Elderly by Rebecca Morgan and David English, and the Elder Law Answer book by Robert Fleming and Lisa Davis. 

In addition, the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) offers an Advanced Elder Law Review that focuses on elder and special needs law. Please contact Pam Yanni at 703-942-5711 x 231 or pyanni@naela.org for additional information. 

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