Criminal Law Advisory Commission
The Board of Legal Specialization (BLS), pursuant to Rule 44, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct., regulates the certification of legal specialists in nine practice areas: Administrative, Bankruptcy, Criminal, Estate and Trust, Family, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Real Estate, Tax, and Workers’ Compensation. Each area of specialization has an Advisory Commission to actively administer the program in its particular field, under the policy guidance of the BLS.
Criminal Law Advisory Commission: Composed of ten attorneys practicing/teaching in the field of criminal law, members are selected in a manner so as to give the commission a balanced representation of practitioners from the various fields of criminal law, which includes at least one private defense attorney, one public defender, and one prosecutor. Current Roster
- Review/investigate applications for initial certification or recertification.
- Convene and preside over Request for Reconsideration hearings.
- Report recommendations for initial certification or recertification to the Board of Legal Specialization.
For more information contact:
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266
"The purpose of the legal specialization program is to identify to the public and the Bar those lawyers who have demonstrated superior knowledge, skill, integrity, professionalism, and a high degree of competence in a specific field of law so that the public can more closely match its needs with available services, and to permit lawyers to better serve the public by increasing the quality of legal services."
- BLS Meeting Agendas/Minutes
- Administrative Advisory Commission
- Bankruptcy Advisory Commission
- Criminal Advisory Commission
- Estate & Trust Advisory Commission
- Family Advisory Commission
- Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Advisory Commission
- Real Estate Advisory Commission
- Tax Advisory Commission Mission
- Workers' Compensation Advisory Commission