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Latest News
September 19, 2019
Larry Rocamora was appointed as Chair of the Board of Legal Specialization at the last quarterly meeting of the State Bar Council.
September 19, 2019
Did you know that lawyers pursuing board certification come from all different sizes of law firms? Fourteen percent of the 2019 applicants are solo practitioners, while the majority of applicants come from small and medium sized firms.
August 20, 2019
The newest member of the Board of Legal Specialization, Matthew J. Ladenheim, has been a specialist in trademark law since 2013.
August 20, 2019
Specialists that were initially certified or last applied for certification in 2014 will need to apply for recertification this year.