Law Students / Graduates

NBTA now offers an option for law students and recent grads:
The Board Eligible designation.

Board Eligible Requirements

  • No minimum number of years in practice
  • Successful completion of Parts A and B of the Civil Practice Advocacy examination (the “Board Eligible” examination)
  • Successful passage of the “Board Eligible” examination can be credited to the Civil Practice Advocacy examination

Board Eligible Exam Track information
Board Eligible is an NBTA-approved designation signifying the applicant has successfully completed Parts A: Civil Evidence (30 Multiple Choice questions) and B Civil Ethics (30 Multiple Choice questions) of the exam for NBTA Board Certification in Civil Practice Advocacy and has indicated an intent to complete the remaining portion of the NBTA Civil Practice Advocacy requirements and become NBTA Board Certified in Civil Practice Advocacy. NBTA offers examination dates remotely twice per year using the Examsoft software, Examplify. Please see our “Upcoming Events” section on the home page for examination dates.

Time: 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Part A: Civil Evidence (30 multiple choice questions)
Part B: Civil Ethics (30 multiple choice questions)
Fee: $75
Part C: Civil Litigation Practice (21 Essays). A minimum of 5 years of practice must be met before taking part C.
Fee $325

Once you’ve attained Board Eligible status, you may use the NBTA Board Eligible designation in any job-related resume or job-related interview. However, this designation is not approved for public consumption or display. This is just the first step toward board certification and can lead to our Civil Practice Advocacy specialization.

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