Encinitas Attorney Earns Family Law Specialist Certification
Encinitas family lawyer John Griffith recently earned designation as a Certified Family Law Specialist through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He earned the certification in June after a lengthy process that took five years to achieve.
“The truth is, people have lots of choices when seeking an attorney to represent them,” Griffith says. “Some are better and have more experience than others, and it can be difficult for someone in need of a lawyer to know which is the best one for their particular case. Certification in your area of specialty can show potential clients they’re in good hands.”
Why hire a Family Law Specialist?
Board certified attorneys have proven their qualifications, experience and ethics. They have demonstrated their skills and expertise and proven them through testing.
“I think when most people go in search of a lawyer, they’re looking for someone who possesses relevant experience,” Griffith says. “Certification proves that, and I trust that it will make clients feel more secure in their decision to retain me.”
Obtaining the certification required a six-hour written examination, recommendations from colleagues and judges who know Griffith’s work and reputation, five years of practice in family law, and nearly 60 hours of family law-specific continuing education. The experience requirement also required extensive trial, mediation and hearing experience. Only a small percentage of attorneys obtain this certification.
There are 11 specialty areas in which California attorneys can obtain certification, ranging from business and consumer bankruptcy law to elder and social security disability law. Eleven advisory commissions support the Board of Legal Specialization — one for each specialty area, according to The State Bar of California website.
Please call today to schedule a consultation if you are in need of representation in a family law case.