“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified"
Austin, TX (PRWEB) March 19, 2013
The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced that Frisco divorce lawyer Ryan Nordhaus received Board Certification in Family Law. Ryan Nordhaus currently practices in Collin County, Texas where he is a McKinney divorce attorney at Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC.
Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 21 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination, according to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified. You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said Judy Lenox, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.
Ryan Nordhaus is a 2002 graduate of Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.
Board Certification is offered in 21 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.
To learn more about Board Certification or to find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit http://www.tbls.org.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorney in 21 specific areas of law and paralegals in six specific areas. TBLS serves as a resource by listing all certified attorneys and paralegals on their online database. TBLS works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.
About Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC
Nordhaus Walpole, PLLC is a full-service law firm serving clients’ family and business needs. Voted The Best Law Firm in the 2012 Reader's Choice Awards, the Plano divorce lawyers at Nordhaus Walpole serve the North Texas community in a wide range of family law, real estate, business, criminal defense, personal injury and estate planning matters.
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5900 S. Lake Forest Drive
P.O. Box 2680
McKinney, TX 75070