Congratulations to Partner Karl Friedrichs for his recent designation as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney
A certified civil trial attorney in the state of New Jersey has demonstrated satisfactory levels of experience, continuing legal education as well as sufficient knowledge and skill regarding civil trial law as confirmed by the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Board on Attorney Certification.
Being certified by the Board on Attorney Certification means the individual is a good standing member of the New Jersey State Bar for at least 5 years, has been evaluated by judges and other attorneys familiar with their work and passed a written examination on an array of topics related to trial practice.
According to njcourts.gov, “The Supreme Court, through recommendation by the Board, certifies attorneys in five areas: civil trial law, criminal trial law, matrimonial law, municipal court law, and workers’ compensation law.”
The New Jersey Courts pamphlet Why Should You Use A Certified Civil Trial Attorney states that, “as of December 2016, approximately 1,650 hold board certification out of roughly 75,000 active lawyers in New Jersey.” This designation and certification program helps consumers find experienced attorneys in specialized fields of law.
Becoming a certified civil trial attorney isn’t just a title or honor based on extensive work done in their field of law, but and perhaps most importantly, the certification process serves as a guide to help consumers find specialized and experienced trial attorneys.