Why is it important to hire a certified family law specialist in California?

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California is one of the few states that sponsors certification in a specialty field of law practice administered by The State Bar of California. As part of the process, attorneys are required to take a second bar exam and qualify by the testaments of their peers, judges and prominent practitioners in their field. They are qualified only after passing the specialized bar exam and vetting by other respected family law practitioners. They are held to a higher standard of knowledge and expertise than other counsels who practice family law. Also, because of their heightened participation in family law education, events and voluntary activities, they possess more experienced practice skills than the average attorney. Specialists usually practice family law exclusively and devote themselves to matters of general community concern regarding all aspects of family law; not just divorce.

Answered 11/20/2016

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