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Be Part of the Elite – Paralegal Board Certification Program

Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on February 21, 2013

 

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The Texas Board of Legal Specialization “TBLS” for attorneys is a very successful program that recognizes the high degree of knowledge and quality offered by an elite 7,000 attorneys.   There are also an elite 330 Texas Board Certified Paralegals.  The Texas Board of Legal Specialization established the Paralegal Board Certification Program in 1994 to recognize paralegals who have achieved a level of special knowledge in a particular area of law and their quality of service.  The Program is the first and only one of its kind in the country.

The qualification process for a paralegal includes:

* A minimum of five years of actual experience as a paralegal

* A thorough assessment of the paralegal’s experience and duties under the supervision of a licensed Texas attorney

* 30 hours of Continuing Legal Education in the Specialty Area

* Completion of a Baccalaureate or higher degree, or completion of an accredited paralegal program or 2 additional years of relevant paralegal experience

Specialty Areas of Law for Paralegal Certifications:

Bankruptcy Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Law
Estate Planning & Probate Law
Family Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Real Estate Law

Why not become part of the elite?  TBLS staff are friendly and there to assist you so do not hesitate to call them or email them!

Please request a form via email to tbls@tbls.org.

►  Examination for Paralegal Board Certification will be mid-October, 2013 in Austin.

2 Responses to “Be Part of the Elite – Paralegal Board Certification Program”

  1. Suzanne said

    Do you know if the test is only given once a year- and must all of the required CLE before signing up for the exam?

    • Hi Suzanne,

      Yes, the test is only given once a year, and you must completed the required CLE before you can qualify to take the exam. Please contact the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for more information.

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