One of the objectives of the TBLS is to assist consumers find a lawyer who has demonstrated ability and experience in specialized fields of law: one who is Board Certified.
Round Rock, TX (PRWEB) February 17, 2016
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Patricia L. Brown received Board Certification in Family Law. Ms. Brown is the founder and managing partner of Patricia L. Brown & Associates, in Round Rock, Williamson County, Texas. Ms. Brown founded her family law firm in 1997, after receiving her license from the State Bar of Texas.
According to the TBLS, “Board Certification is a mark of excellence and a distinguishing accomplishment. Within the Texas legal community, Board Certification means an attorney has substantial, relevant experience in a select field of law as well as demonstrated, and tested, special competence in that area of law.” Less than 1% of all the lawyers in Texas are Board Certified in Family Law.
“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 Hal Moorman, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.
Most consumers only require the services of an attorney to help them deal with unique and often very challenging circumstances, particularly in the area of family law. One of the objectives of the TBLS is to assist consumers find a lawyer who has demonstrated ability and experience in specialized fields of law: one who is Board Certified.
Ms. Brown commented “Becoming qualified and passing the rigorous TBLS examination while successfully serving our central Texas clients was particularly challenging and rewarding.” According to the TBLS, there are only some 800 Board Certified Family Law attorneys and 120 Board Certified Family Law paralegals in the entire state of Texas. Ms. Brown continued, “I am extraordinarily proud of our paralegals. We have the unique distinction of being the only Family Law firm in Williamson County to have two Board Certified Family Law paralegals. This helps assure clients of the highest quality legal support”.
To become Board Certified in Texas, an attorney must:
- Be licensed to practice law for at least five years;
- Devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years;
- Handle a wide variety of matters in the area to demonstrate experience and involvement;
- Attend continuing education seminars regularly to keep legal training up to date;
- Be evaluated by fellow lawyers and judges;
- Pass a 6-hour written examination.
To learn more about Patricia L. Brown & Associates, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeUDygINRRw
To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit http://www.tbls.org.
About The Firm:
Patricia L. Brown & Associates, founded in 1997 in Round Rock, TX, is a law firm focused on individuals and families principally in Williamson and Travis and surrounding counties who need legal assistance with family law issues such as divorce, child custody and support, modifications, spousal support, LGBT relationships, cohabitation agreements, premarital and post marital agreements, and related matters. We’re Close To You™
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorney in 22 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.