Review and Certifying Board

The PBA Review and Certifying Board reviews applications from organizations who propose to certify lawyers’ expertise in a specific field of practice, and makes recommendations to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for accreditation or reaccreditation as certifying organizations. In evaluating organizations seeking accreditation, the Review and Certifying Board considers the credentials and stature of the applicant organizations and the methods by which and the extent to which these organizations investigate, assess and evaluate the lawyers they propose to certify.