Board Certified Specialist

California Board Certified Attorney in Estate Planning, Trust & Probate Law

Chris Botti doesn’t only bring decades of estate planning experience to the table, but he is also a Board Certified Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law. The Certification is part of California’s State Bar Legal Specialization program, which allows attorneys to earn special designations in certain sects of law. Any licensed attorney can practice estate planning in any capacity. However, only attorneys who have received their certification can lawfully advertise themselves as a “certified specialist” or “board certified” under California’s Bar Rules.

Board Certified Specialist attorneys are hard to come by. In fact, less than 1% of all attorneys in the State of California are Board Certified in Estate Planning, Trusts, and Probate. The process of obtaining the Certification is not simple by any means as it requires applicants to meet several difficult and time-consuming requirements. Every application must be approved by The State Bar of California or a State-Bar accredited program with requirements equal or even greater than the State’s program. Certified specialist attorneys must then maintain their certification by completing several additional requirements each year.

If you’re in need of an attorney to assist you with probate, estate planning, and/or trusts, consider reaching out to a Certified Specialist. Chris Botti is a Board Certified Specialist in all areas of Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law that can assist you. Call (877) 585-1885 today to set up your first initial consultation with Board Certified Attorney Chris Botti.

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How Do You Get Board Certified in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law?

Certified Specialist attorneys are given their distinction as they’ve demonstrated excellence in their field of estate planning, trust and probate law. In order to become Board Certified, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Take a comprehensive, challenging, full-day written examination for estate planning, trust and probate law, which is administered by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization
  2. Demonstrated a high level of expertise in the field and that they’ve been practicing estate planning, trust and probate law for some time
  3. Completed mandated ongoing education requirements for estate planning, trust, and probate law
  4. The attorney was evaluated by other attorneys and judges favorably who also work in the field of estate planning, trust, and probate law.

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Why Hire a Board Specialist Attorney for Estate Planning or Probate?

Board Certified attorneys stand out from the crowd for several reasons. They have proven qualifications, experience, and ethics confirmed by the actual State Bar of California itself. They are obligated to continue their education in their field to maintain their Certification and have been peer-reviewed by other reputable attorneys and judges in their sect of law.

It’s rare to find a standard licensed attorney with all the same proven qualifications, but a Board Certified lawyer is guaranteed to have demonstrated excellence in their field. There is a reason the State Bar only recognizes a select group, and that is because it is so difficult to obtain and maintain certification.

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Additional Resources

Legal Specialization by the State Bar of California – Visit the official website for the State Bar of California to learn more about legal specialization in law and how one becomes a Board-Certified attorney.  Access the site to learn more about the requirements for Certification, the benefits of Certification, and what a Board-Certified attorney can do vs. a standard lawyer.

California Board Certified Attorneys | Lawyer Legion — Visit the directory website known as Lawyer Legion to use their navigation tools and search for attorneys who have earned the distinction of being board certified in estate planning, trust and probate law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization throughout the State of California including Ventura County, Los Angeles County, Santa Barbara County, Kern County, and San Luis Obispo County

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