Certified Civil Trial Attorney
What is a Certified Civil Attorney. A lawyer may be designated as a "certified attorney" by the Supreme Court of New Jersey if he or she is able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice. In order to be certified, an attorney must pass rigorous examination and be recognized by his or her peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in a certain specialty. This process involves submitting a list of judges and attorneys who would attest to the attorney's reputation and skill.
Purpose of Certification Process. The New Jersey Supreme Court created the Board on Attorney Certification for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in a specific area of law.
Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. Less than 2% of New Jersey attorneys are designated as Certified Civil Trial Attorneys. In order to become certified as a Civil Trial Attorney, a lawyer must have passed a written examination, have a recognized reputation of competence in the law community, and have completed a significant amount of hours in the courtroom as trial counsel. One of those select few Certified Civil Trial Attorneys is our own Mark C.G. Lawrence.
Certified Civil Attorneys and Referrals. Certified attorneys are permitted to pay referral fees to other lawyers who refer cases to them for handling, regardless of whether the referring attorney did any work on the case or not. At Lawrence & Gerges, we are honored that other lawyers entrust us with their clients' future. We are committed to providing the best representation to the referred clients while compensating the referring attorney for their role in connecting the client with us.