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Certification Application

A summary of the standards for certification can be found here.

2018 Certification Application
2018 applications are being accepted now through July 6, 2018. 

Certification Supplemental Materials

Appellate Practice

Criminal Law

Elder Law

Estate Planning and Probate Law

Juvenile Delinquency Law

Privacy and Information Security Law

Social Security Disability Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Recertification Application

2018 Recertification Application

Recertification Supplemental Materials

Appellate Practice

Criminal Law

Social Security Disability Law

Workers' Compensation Law

Waiver of Strict Compliance

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 specialization 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 2018 scholarship application period has closed. The 2019 scholarship application period will open in March 2019. 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.

Peer Reference Form

If you need a peer reference form, please contact Lanice Heidbrink.

Nomination Forms

For Service and Excellence Awards