YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
Wednesday evening, April 5th, 2017
Federal Whistleblower Laws for Employee Protections
Please tune in to the National Board of Trial Advocacy sponsored broadcast of Your Legal Rights on Wednesday evening, April 5th @ 5:00 pm Hawaii ST/6:00 pm Alaska ST/7:00 pm Pacific ST/8:00 pm Mountain ST/9:00 pm Central ST/10:00 Eastern ST. This week’s show theme will be focused on Federal Whistleblower Laws for Employee Protections.
The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 (WPA) is a law that protects federal government employees in the United States from retaliatory action for voluntarily disclosing information about dishonest or illegal activities occurring at a government organization
Joining host/producer Chuck Finney will be guest William Jungbauer, a Board Certified Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, with a law office in St Paul, Minnesota. Mr. Jungbauer was instrumental in advising Congress of the problems of harassment and intimidation of injured RR workers by Rail Carriers.
Your Legal Rights can be heard live on 91.7 FM KALW in San Francisco and other NPR stations throughout the country. Check your local listing. It is also available live via streaming at KALW.org or by podcast at www.kalw.org/rss. The entire hour is uplinked to the National Public Radio (NPR) Satellite for national distribution through support from NBTA.
Why Board Certification?
In the medical profession, many hospitals forbid doctors to practice without proof of board certification in their specialty.
As with the medical profession where the body of knowledge is so large that it's impossible for one doctor to remain current in all areas of specialty, the body of law has grown so large and complex that attorneys can no longer be all things to all people.
Truth in Advertising
Unfortunately, not all who claim expertise possess the experience and competence implied by their declarations or ads.
Founder Theodore I. Koskoff and several other nationally renowned attorneys formed the National Board of Trial Advocacy in response to this situation and out of a deeply held conviction that the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization dedicated to establishing objective standards by which to measure experience and expertise.
Becoming Board Certified
That dedication to achieving and maintaining a high standard of practice and to leveling the playing field for clients is shared by those who obtain National Board of Trial Advocacy certification.
Staying Board Certified
Possessing the NBTA certificate means that the attorney has been held to a higher standard of professional and personal conduct.
All trial lawyers are not created equal. Don't settle for someone else's word when you require a lawyer's services. Demand an NBTA board certified attorney. There is no substitute.
How to Contact the NBTA
National Board of Trial Advocacy
The benefits to board certification are many: better settlements, increased referrals, a defensible position when advertising your specialty, and access to nationalizing your practice.
"I only refer cases to out-of-state lawyers who are NBTA board certified. It is my first requirement",
"A national certification helps if you are handling nationwide cases. I am certified in California but that does not impress a potential client in Ohio,"
"The United States Supreme Court said it best--the requirements for NBTA certification are "objective and demanding." I am proud of our organization. We stand for excellence in advocacy and the pursuit of justice for our clients. I can't understand why any attorney who meets our qualifications wouldn't want to be NBTA certified."
Wave of the Future
"Board Certification is the wave of the future. I highly recommend board certification by NBTA as a way to increase your professional image and expand."
Take the Leap!
Sooner or later a client or fellow attorney will ask whether you are board certified. What will you tell them?