Attorneys as Specialists
Only Idaho attorneys who have been certified as specialists pursuant to Section X of the Idaho Bar Commission Rules can advertise or refer to themselves as specialists in an area of law. Questions concerning proper wording of advertisements, press releases, etc. should be referred to the Bar Counsel’s Office at (208) 334-4500.
How does an Idaho attorney become certified as a specialist?
Contact one of the organizations approved by the Idaho State Bar to learn the organization’s requirements for certification as a specialist. Once the attorney has met the organization’s requirements, the organization will inform the Idaho State Bar that the attorney has been certified as a specialist.
What if an attorney is not a specialist?
A limited number of Idaho attorneys are certified as specialists and there are a limited number of areas of law currently available for specialization. Although most Idaho attorneys have not been certified as specialists, it does not mean that they are not very experienced and well educated in a specific area of law.
Does the Idaho State Bar certify specialists?
No. The Idaho State Bar approves the organizations that certify attorneys as specialists in specific areas of law.
American Board of Certification
Kristin L. Delfs, Executive Director
225 2nd Street SE, Ste. 314
Cedar Rapids IA 52401
Phone: (319) 365-2222 | Fax: (319) 363-0127
email@example.com | www.abcworld.org
Idaho Trial Lawyers Association
Barbara Jorden, Executive Director
PO Box 1777
Boise, ID 83701
Phone: (208) 345-1890 | Fax: (208) 345-1894
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.itla.org
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
Reeve McNamara, Executive Director
4355 Cobb Parkway, Ste. J-208
Atlanta, GA 30339
Phone: (404) 919-4009 | Fax: (886) 531-9643
email@example.com | www.abpla.org
National Elder Law Foundation
Meg Hyatt, Executive Director
6336 N. Oracle Road, Ste. 326 #136
Tucson, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 881-1076 | Fax: (520) 203-0277
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nelf.org
Estate Law Specialist Board, Inc.
Eleanor M. Spuhler, Administrator
1120 Chester Avenue, Ste. 470
Cleveland, OH 44114
Phone: (866) 226-2224 | Fax: (216) 696-2582
email@example.com | www.naepc.org
National Board of Trial Advocacy
Julie Tomasetti, Membership Director
850 Franklin Street, Ste. 8
Wrentham, MA 02093
Phone: (508) 384-6565 | Fax: (508) 384-8223
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.nblsc.us