Congratulations to one of our own, Eileen Eib, who has become the third LFLG attorney to pass the rigorous Certified Family Law Specialist Exam!
Family Law Attorneys may only identify themselves as ‘certified specialists’ if they have been certified by the State Bar of California’s Board of Legal Specialization, an organization whose certification program has been accredited by the State Bar. To become a Certified Family Law Specialist, lawyers must demonstrate a high level of experience in their field. The applicant must pass a full day ‘mini-bar’ examination and have conducted a specific amount of trials, hearings, settlements, stipulations and mediations. Certified Family Law Specialists must complete over 45 hours of continuing legal education over a three year period covering specific areas of family law and must be favorably evaluated by other attorneys and/or judges familiar with their work. The process provides potential clients assurance that they have hired an expert who is experienced and educated in all areas of family law. By selecting a CFLS, consumers are assured their attorney is well qualified and trained.
Now that Eileen has passed the full day exam on various complex issues related to Family Law, she will continue her efforts to obtain all the requirements necessary to join Erin Levine and Ashley Schuh as Certified Family Law Specialists!
To learn more about what it means to be a Certified Specialist and why a CFLS might be the right attorney choice for you, read our previous blog posts here.