Certification programs serve a public function by enhancing public access to qualified practitioners. These programs provide assurance that the specialist has been found to possess the expertise, experience, and knowledge necessary to provide quality service.
The designation "Certified Specialist" provides the professional with a time-honored method of informing the public and their peers that their specialty qualifications have been tested, documented, and certified by an accrediting organization.
MSBA Board Certified Legal Specialists earn the right to use the programs' logos, receive a 5% discount on malpractice insurance through MLM, and other benefits such as a listing in the online Specialists' Directory found on the MSBA website.
MSBA Certified Legal Specialist Manager