The State Bar of California recently launched its new cloud-based Admissions Information Management System (AIMS). The Applicant Community allows certified specialists the ability to submit recertification applications, request related services and report LSCLE compliance (beginning February 2020).
In order to maintain their status as certified specialists, attorneys must file an application for recertification.
Maintaining certification shows the public that an attorney’s knowledge and skills are current. Although current specialists do not need to take the certified specialist examination again, all specialists must meet ongoing education and task and experience requirements by:
Please see the MCLE Requirements for Certified Specialists for information on reporting compliance with the LSCLE requirement.
File your application for recertification on or before the end of your current five-year certification period. On AIMS, you can start an application, which will allow you to track your task and experience before you are due to recertify.
Recertification applications are available on AIMS for the following specialty areas:
Alternatively, fillable PDF applications are available on the forms page.
Department of Legal Specialization State Bar of California 180 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94105 Phone: 415-538-2120 Fax: 415-538-2180 firstname.lastname@example.org