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Recertification Application

Please contact Lanice Heidbrink with any questions about the recertification application process.

Supplemental Application Forms (Recertification)

Appellate Practice

Criminal Law – State and Federal

Social Security Disability Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Waiver of Strict Compliance 

Recertification – Request for a Waiver of Strict Compliance 

NC LEAF Application

Scholarships Opportunities for Prosecutors, Public Defenders, and Legal Service Providers: As a lawyer who works in public service, you may have the opportunity to qualify for a scholarship to cover the initial certification application fee. A limited number of scholarships are available through a joint program with the NC Legal Education Assistance Foundation (NC LEAF), so apply early! For information about NC LEAF, visit their website.

The board will accept applications for the 2022 NC LEAF Specialization Scholarship beginning on January 15, 2022.

NC LEAF Application

Please contact Denise Mullen with any questions about the application process.

Declaration of Intent to Apply for Specialty Certification

Submission of this declaration form allows the specialization staff to review the applicant’s progress toward meeting the standards for certification, as well as to keep the applicant informed of application deadlines and other available resources. No payment is due with the declaration.

Declaration Form or contact Denise Mullen for a PDF form.

Nomination Forms

For Service and Excellence Awards