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 legal specialization education requirement.
File your application for recertification on or before the end of your current five-year certification period. For convenience, many certified specialists download an application right away and keep track of their tasks and experience as they go.
Click on your certified specialty below to download a recertification application.
Your application should include a $350 processing fee, which may be paid by credit card or by check payable to the State Bar of California. Mail your applications for recertification to:
Department of Legal Specialization The State Bar of California 180 Howard St. San Francisco CA 94105-1639
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