Certification program helps consumers find attorneys
who have a recognized level of competence in specialized
fields of the law. Certification also helps the
lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience
known to the public and to other lawyers.
many practicing trial attorneys now advertise
in newspapers, on television and in the Yellow
Pages, only attorneys certified by the New Jersey
Supreme Court are entitled to use either the designation
"Certified Civil Trial Attorney" or
"Certified Criminal Trial Attorney"
on their letterhead, business cards, Yellow Pages
listings or in their advertisements.
confusing trying to choose a trial attorney. You
may have never needed a trial attorney before,
so you ask a friend to refer you to someone, or
look in the Yellow Pages where hundreds, or even
thousands of attorneys are listed. But how do
you choose one attorney over another and how can
you be sure that you will choose the right attorney
to handle your particular legal problem?
the right attorney is to your benefit and to the
attorney's as well. That is why the Supreme Court
of New Jersey has directed the Board on Trial
Attorney Certification to carry out the certification
program in an effort to raise the level of competence
of trial attorneys in this State. This program
is designed to help you make an informed decision
when seeking and selecting a trial lawyer.