Participation in this program is voluntary. To qualify as a specialist,
a lawyer applicant must demonstrate to the New Mexico Board of Legal
Specialization, with respect to the specialty, knowledge of the laws
of this state and must comply within minimum standards of competency.
To do this, an applicant must make a satisfactory showing of substantial
involvement in the specialty in several ways:
The primary purpose of this program is to identify special competence in specific
areas of practice and improve the quality of legal services. There are currently
fourteen (14) specialty areas.
- Actual experience within the particular specialty such as
amount of time and number of cases
- Continuing legal education accredited by the MCLE Board for the
speciality, with a minimum of ten hours per year average
- Qualification in the specialty through peer review, the minimum being
at least five lawyers who are familiar with the competence and qualification
of the applicant.
For more information about this NM Supreme Court certification program go to