What does "Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial law" mean?

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization maintains a list of Board Certified attorneys on its website, http://www.tbls.org, where this explanation is provided:

To become Board Certified in personal injury trial law, an attorney must have:

  • Been licensed to practice law for at least five years;

  • Devoted a required percentage of practice to personal injury trial law for at least three years;

  • Handled a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;

  • Attended continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date;

  • Been evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges;

  • Passed a 6-hour written examination.


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