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Certification Board
for Real Property Law Specialists

The Certification Board is the body which developed and administers the standards and system by which qualified applicants can become designated as Real Property Law Specialists. It develops and administers biannual tests, monitors periodic recertification, and has developed a program of publicly promoting the existence and identity of such specialists.

Being certified as a specialist provides opportunities for an attorney to develop, publicize, and market his/her special skills. It also provides the public with a means of finding lawyers with such skills. Additional information on the program and its benefits is available.

The next examination will be in February 2010. Click here to view the Application for the current exam.

Click here to view Certification Standards.

The Real Property Law Specialists have their own MSBA List Server for professional dialogue.

Current Roster [update pending] for the Certification Board.

The Certification Board is co-chaired by:

Terry A. Karkela
Svingen, Karkela, Cline, Haugrud, Hunt,
Larson & Jensen, PLLP
450 West Main Street
P.O. Box 160
Perham, MN 56573
Tel. (218) 346-4995
Fax. (218) 346-4405

John M. Koneck
Fredrickson & Byron
1100 International Centre
900 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Tel. (612) 347-7000
Fax. (612) 492-7000

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