The Texas Board of Legal Specialization governs the requirements of board certification. To be eligible for board certification, the attorney has to demonstrate that the majority of his/her practice is in the field of personal injury trial law. The applicant then has to have obtained sufficient trial experience, (trying cases to verdict). Further, the applicant undergoes a review by his/her fellow lawyers and Judges. If he/she meets all of these requirements, the applicant is allowed to sit for a 1 day examination. The year that I sat, 24 attorneys took the personal injury board exam in Texas and 13 passed. Upon passing the exam, the applicant becomes "Board Certified". At that point, the lawyer has to satisfy annual continuing legal education requirements over and above the requirements of non-board certified lawyers.
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