Legal Specialization Forms
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A summary of the standards for certification can be found here.
The 2021 certification application will be available beginning March 1, 2021.
Recertification Supplemental Materials
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 2020 application period has closed. The board will accept applications for the 2021 NC LEAF Specialization Scholarship beginning in January 2021.
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.
Peer Reference Form
If you need a peer reference form, please contact Lanice Heidbrink.