- Upon certification as a legal specialist in workers’ compensation law, attorneys are required to pay an annual fee to cover administrative fees and maintain their certification with the Review and Certifying Board. The certification year runs from July 1 through June 30.
- Certified attorneys are also required to submit reports of continuing legal education from the Supreme Court Continuing Legal Education Board, for the period July 1 through June 30, evidencing the completion of at least nine hours of mandatory continuing legal education in the field of workers’ compensation as required by Section 6.a.1.g) of Article IX of the PBA Workers Compensation Law Section Bylaws. Get the list of examples of approved courses and seminars.
- Certified attorneys will receive an invoice and letter in May reminding them of this requirement. No fee will be due during the reporting year immediately following Recertification.
Certified attorneys are permitted to use the following language when communicating about your certification to the public: "Certified as a specialist in the practice of workers' compensation law by the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Section on Workers' Compensation Law as authorized by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court." This language can be used on your website, marketing brochures, news releases and other public communications.