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Certified Family Law Specialist

To be certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California, an attorney must:

  1. Be an active member in good standing of the State Bar of California;
  2. Pass a written examination covering California Family Law;
  3. Have substantial experience in the field of Family Law;
  4. Complete specified approved legal education requirements applicable to the Family Law field; and
  5. Be favorably evaluated by judges and other attorneys concerning his or her knowledge, ability and experience in the practice of Family Law.

Certification by the Board of Legal Specialization is for a five year period. Recertification for additional five year periods does not require further examination but does require continuing compliance with other listed standards.

Certification gives lawyers the opportunity to make their experience and practice specialty known to the public and other attorney attorneys. By continued compliance with the listed requirements, a Certified Family Law Specialist maintains and improves his or her knowledge and competence in the Family Law field.

Only attorneys certified by the Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California may represent themselves as Family Law Specialists certified by the State Bar of California.

Linda Tavis & her firm guided me through a difficult divorce. It was one of the most challenging times of my life. Throughout the process, Linda reminded me to breathe. She reminded me to focus on my young daughter who had just turned three. Linda was very clear about what I was facing. She offered me options and encouraged me to ask questions. Her staff was always there to respond to my needs and explain the process. I can’t say enough how much it meant to me to have Linda there for me when I needed her. I am eternally grateful.
Leslie K.