The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) announced that it has certified attorney Jennifer L. Brogan as a Family Relations Law Specialist. Brogan joins four other lawyers in the State of Ohio to be certified this year in Family Relations Law by the Ohio State Bar Association, a voluntary association founded in 1880 representing approximately 23,000 members of the bench and bar of Ohio as well as nearly 4,000 legal assistants and law students.
To become certified, attorneys must: demonstrate substantial and continuing involvement in a particular field of law; submit five professional references attesting to their competency in the specialty area; have earned a minimum of 36 hours of intermediate or advanced continuing legal education credits in the specialty area during the past three years as part of the continuing legal education hours required of all attorneys; pass an intensive written examination; prove financial responsibility by maintaining minimum professional liability insurance coverage; and remain in good standing with the Supreme Court of Ohio.
“Becoming certified as a specialist helps attorneys strengthen their practice skills in a particular area of the law and earn an additional professional credential. They can also use this designation to inform their clients of their legal expertise,” said OSBA President Ron Kopp. “The Ohio State Bar Association congratulates these attorneys who have successfully completed the certification process.”
Attorneys who have earned specialty certification must file annual reports attesting to compliance with program requirements. Additionally, they must be re-certified at least every four to seven years by meeting all of the original requirements for certification except the written examination.
The Supreme Court of Ohio established a Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists to identify specialties and set minimum standards for specialty certification. The Commission accredits the certifying agencies.
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