Of the 100+ Attorneys in the Reno-Sparks area that advertise for family law clients, many have little to no experience in family law. Only about 16 practice family law exclusively and 4 of those 16 are in our Office. Marilyn York is one of about (16) other practicing Certified Family Law Specialists. These are generally the serious minded Family Law achievers and some old timers who received this certification gratuitously.
FAMILY LAW SECTION, STATE BAR OF NEVADA
All applicants and board certified attorneys must be active members in good standing of the State Bar of Nevada and the Family Law Section, and must demonstrate substantial involvement and special competence in Nevada family law practice as set forth herein.
Applicants must demonstrate their substantial involvement and special competence in Nevada family law during the five (5) calendar years immediately preceding application by providing information to establish their involvement as:
To attest to the applicant’s expertise in family law, applicants shall submit the confidential reference form... to the following individuals:
Applicants must have completed an average of eighteen (18) hours of Continuing Legal Education in family law (hereinafter “CLE”) over the previous five (5) calendar years immediately preceding application....
All applicants for certification and recertification must carry professional liability insurance....
...The certification examination... shall be objective in nature and shall include at least 50, but not more than 200 multiple choice questions, on which the applicant must receive a score of at least 85% to pass.