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American College of Board Certified Attorneys has information on board certification and a national directory of board certified lawyers.

Pursuant to NC Rule 7.4, North Carolina lawyers who are certified by ABA accredited organizations may advertise their certification in the same way as lawyers who are certified by the NC State Bar.


The ABA Standing Committee on Specialization - The American Bar Association (ABA) accredits national organizations that certify lawyers throughout the country as specialists. On the ABA website, you can find links to the websites for these national organizations and information about specialization programs in other states.


American Board of Certification


American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys


International Association of Privacy Professionals


National Association of Counsel for Children


National Association of Estate Planners & Councils Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.


National Board of Trial Advocacy


National College for DUI Defense, Inc.


National Elder Law Foundation