Mandatory Requirements for Certification Overview. 

Below is a list of the items you will need to complete your application.
  • Disclosure of Misconduct Form

    • A detailed explanation and supporting documentation of any discipline received

  • Legal Writing Document

    • A legal writing document which you have prepared in the last 3 years15-20 pages in length. Acceptable, but are not limited to: briefs, motions for summary judgment and in limine which have been prepared and filed, bar journal, law review and legal magazine articles

  • CLE

    • 45 hours in the last 3 years.

    • Required: Title, Date, Sponsor, Hours

    • State CLE reports are acceptable

  • Itemization of Trials

    • 45 trial days

    • 5 jury trials as lead counsel

    • 5 jury trials to verdict or judgement

    • direct exam of twenty-five lay witnesses

    • cross exam of twenty-five lay witnesses

    • direct exam of fifteen expert witnesses

    • cross exam of fifteen expert witnesses

    • eight opening statements

    • four closing arguments

    • five voir dire jury examinations or ten submissions of proposed questions to the court

  • Contested Matters

    • 100 matters different from trials you list

    • Acceptable: additional trials, arbitrations, mediations, worker’s comp., evidentiary hearings, depositions, motions

  • References

    • At least 10 names within the last 3 years

    • Required: 4 judges before whom you have tried a matter and 4 lawyers with whom or against whom you have tried a matter

  • Disciplinary History

    • Retrieve from your state's authority