Legal Specialization Forms
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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
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 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.
Peer Reference Form
If you need a peer reference form, please contact Lanice Heidbrink.