Certification area in the works

first_img Certification area in the works State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Acting on the recommendation of the Program Evaluation Committee, the Bar Board of Governors has approved seeking a new certification area, State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice.The board at its December meeting okayed the new area and waived second reading so the necessary rule changes could be submitted to the Supreme Court as part of the Bar’s 2006 rules package.The board had considered the new area in October, but delayed action as the Government Lawyer Section and Administrative Law Section were still negotiating details. The Administrative Law Section had objected to some of the proposed rules at the Bar’s General Meeting in September.“They [the two sections] worked together and came up with the standards,” said PEC Chair Frank Walker. “They came up with an agreement. The Board of Legal Specialization and Education voted unanimously in favor of this and it was also approved by the PEC.”Board member Larry Sellers noted the name of the new certification area is long to avoid confusion with the existing City, County, and Local Government Law certification. February 1, 2006 Regular News Certification area in the workslast_img read more