Juvenile Law involves the judicial and administrative proceedings for individuals under 17 years of age that are arrested or have been detained in a criminal matter.
Lawyers in this area assist clients with a broad range of hearings (detention hearings, pre-trial hearings, jury adjudication hears, etc.), proceedings (disposition negotiations, proceedings seeking certification – transfer - to criminal court, determinate sentence proceedings, etc.), probable cause determinations, juvenile appeals, state and federal remedies, school discipline, special education, alcoholic beverages, transportation and more.
Click here to review the Standards for Certification in Juvenile Law.
Board Certified Difference - Juvenile Law
Why choose a lawyer Board Certified in Juvenile Law? Qualifications include:
- Practice law fulltime for at least 5 years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas;
- At least 3 years of Juvenile Law experience with a yearly minimum of 25% substantial involvement with Juvenile Law matters;
- Tried the required number of Juvenile Law cases and matters;
- Qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area;
- Complete 60 hours of TBLS approved continuing legal education in Juvenile Law;
- Meet all of the TBLS Standards for Attorney Certification; and
- Pass a rigorous 6-hour examination in Juvenile Law. Click here to review the Exam Specifications.
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