Lawyer Specialization

Lawyer Specialization


The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization was established in 1993 by the Louisiana Supreme Court to assist consumers in finding a lawyer who has demonstrated ability and experience in specialized fields of law, and since that time has approved board certification of some members of the Louisiana State Bar Association who practice in the following areas: Business and/or Consumer Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Administration, Family Law, and Tax Law. Lists of those members who qualify under the foregoing areas of law can be found by visiting Lawyer Specialization Web Site.

The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, which was created by the Louisiana Supreme Court, is charged with the duty of overseeing legal specialty areas which have been created. Until earlier this year, the creation of new legal specialty areas was subject to a moratorium. The House of Delegates has lifted the moratorium as to the creation of new legal specialty areas in the practice of law in the State of Louisiana.

The Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization regularly receives requests concerning the creation of new legal specialty areas. While such legal specialty areas must be approved by the House of Delegates, the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization is charged with recommending new specialty areas.

In an effort to provide information to attorneys who desire to create new legal specialty areas, the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization has adopted a written policy concerning how submissions must be made to the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization for consideration of new legal specialty areas.

Should you need additional information concerning this, please do not hesitate to contact Barbara Shafranski, Executive Director of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, at the following numbers: (504) 619-0128 or 1-800-421-5722, Ext. 128.


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