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What Does It Mean When an Attorney Is a “North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law”?

The North Carolina State Bar oversees the licensing of attorneys throughout the state. In some cases, it awards special licensure to attorneys who show special knowledge and proficiency in their specific area practice of law.

According to the North Carolina State Bar, “Certification of lawyers as specialists by an objective entity and according to objective criteria fulfills the mission of the State Bar to protect the public by providing relevant, truthful, and reliable information to consumers of legal services. Certification helps consumers to identify lawyers who have experience and skill in a certain area of practice. Certification also helps lawyers by encouraging them to improve their expertise in particular areas of practice and providing them with a legitimate way of informing the public and other lawyers of this expertise.”

North Carolina state seal on the wall of the courthouse.The North Carolina Board of Legal Specialization grants the certification, which has different requirements for each area of law. Typically, a lawyer who wants to become a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist must have a license in good standing, must have spent a certain amount of time practicing in that area of law, must have taken a certain number of hours of continuing legal education, and must take a written test and receive a peer review.

North Carolina is one of only 18 states that offers a legal certification program.

At the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Attorney Rick Fleming is a North Carolina Board Certified Specialist in Social Security Disability Law. Fleming is dedicated to using his knowledge and experience to trying to help clients get the Social Security benefits that they may deserve.

If you have been denied Social Security benefits, call the Law Offices of James Scott Farrin at 1-866-900-7078 today for a free evaluation of your case.