Juvenile Law

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;
  • Application evaluations by judges and current Board Certified lawyers;
  • 60 or more hours of Juvenile Law continuing legal education; and
  • Pass a rigorous 6-hour examination in Juvenile Law.  Click here to review the Exam Specifications.
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71

Board Certified Juvenile Law Lawyers in Texas

2001

Juvenile Law Board Certification Launched

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Recertification Every Fifth Year