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Legal Specialization

Specialists are Experienced. Respected. Tested. Certified.

Being a certified legal specialist is a mark of excellence and a distinguished accomplishment.  Legal specialists are lawyers who have substantial experience, the respect of their peers, and demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in their area of law.  The State Bar of Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS) certifies specialists in nine (9) practice areas, subject to the jurisdiction of the Arizona Supreme Court (Rule 44, Ariz. R. Sup. Ct.) and is governed by the Rules and Regulations of the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization (BLS Rules & Regulations).  An Advisory Commission (AC) is established for each area of specialization, and the AC is charged with administering the program in its particular field, in cooperation with and under the guidance of the BLS.  (Section IV, BLS Rules & Regulations):

Only lawyers who are certified by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization or by a national entity accredited by the State Bar of Arizona may advertise themselves as “specialists” in a particular field (See E.R. 7.4) 


For additional information contact:

Connie Hay
Board of Legal Specialization Administrator
Phone: 602.340.7326
Email: Connie.Hay@staff.azbar.org