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State Bar Accredited Organizations

The Arizona Board of Legal Specialization accredits certain national entities whose Standards for Certification are substantially the same as those established by BLS.  Only lawyers who are certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization or by a national entity accredited by the State Bar of Arizona may advertise themselves as "Specialists" in a particular field of law (See E.R. 7.4).

The following entities and areas of specialization are accredited by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization:

American Board of Certification

  • Business Bankruptcy Law
  • Consumer Bankruptcy Law
  • Creditors' Rights Law

National Board of Trial Advocacy

  • Civil Trial Advocacy
  • Criminal Trial Advocacy
  • Family Law Trial Advocacy
  • Social Security Disability Law

National Elder Law Foundation

  • Elder Law

National Association of Counsel for Children

  • Juvenile Law (Child Welfare Law )