Certified Matrimonial Law Attorney is a designation granted by the New Jersey Supreme Court to attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in matrimonial law practice. The Supreme Court, through its Board on Attorney Certification, designates only those lawyers who apply for certification and who are able to meet the standards set by the Board and approved by the Court.
A certified attorney is more than just an attorney who specializes in a particular area of law. A New Jersey attorney who is certified by the Supreme Court as a matrimonial law attorney must have:
*been a member in good standing of the New Jersey bar for over 5 years
*fulfilled ongoing continuing legal education requirements
*demonstrated a substantial level of experience in matrimonial law
*been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with his/her work
*taken and passed a written examination in matrimonial law.
The Certification program helps the public find attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. Certification helps lawyers by giving them a way to make their experience known to the public and to other lawyers. Certification also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in specialized fields of law.