John Bircher Has Been Appointed to the Board of Directors for North Carolina State Bar Legal Specializations
Join us in congratulating our own John Bircher for being appointed to the Board of Directors for the North Carolina State Bar Legal Specializations!
Lawyers limit the kinds of matters that they handle in order to acquire expertise in a specific field of law. Board certification provides formal recognition of that concentration of knowledge and experience. Certification requires a lawyer to demonstrate special training, experience, and knowledge to ensure that recognition as a certified specialist in a field of law is a meaningful and reliable credential. Specialty certification also helps to improve and maintain the competency of members of the bar by establishing an additional incentive for lawyers to continue to learn and grow in the specific field of law.
For members of the public, the NC specialization program identifies North Carolina lawyers who are experienced and knowledgeable in the consumers’ areas of legal need. It provides an objective, verifiable credential that a consumer can use to make a better informed decision about legal representation. Rule 7.2 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct, allows a board certified lawyer to communicate specialty certification to the public.