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Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey

The Firm is proud to announce that one of its founding members, Jeffrey W. Varcadipane was recently designated by the Supreme Court of the State of New Jersey, as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. The Supreme Court grants this distinction only to those attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge, and skill in civil trial practice. Candidates must provide an extensive and detailed history of actual matters litigated before the Courts in New Jersey and tried to verdict. Prior to receiving certification, candidates must also pass a rigorous written examination related to civil trial law and must demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to their character and abilities as a trial lawyer. Certification is granted to less than 5% percent of the attorneys admitted to practice law in the State of New Jersey. To learn more about the attorney certification process click here.

This is only one indication of our diligence and hard work when standing up for clients in civil court. Anyone looking for this level of experience should reach out to our civil lawyers near you today.

 

Why does Certified Civil Trial Attorney Distinction Matter?

The Court grants this distinction only to those attorneys who are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in civil trial practice.  Candidates must provide an extensive and detailed history of actual matters litigated before the Courts in New Jersey and tried to verdict.  Prior to receiving certification, candidates must also pass a rigorous written examination related to civil trial law in New Jersey and must demonstrate an unblemished reputation by submitting a list of attorneys and judges who will attest to their character and abilities as a trial attorneys.  Certification is granted to less than five (5) percent of the attorneys admitted to practice in New Jersey.

Board certification means that certain lawyers can present themselves as “certified attorneys” in their practice areas. Available practice areas include civil trial law, workers’ compensation law, family law, municipal court law, and criminal law.

Qualifications for a Certified Civil Trial Attorney

Only attorneys who meet the following qualifications can be eligible for this designation:

  • They are members in good standing of the New Jersey Bar for five years or longer.
  • They took the required amount of continuing legal education courses (CLEs) over the prior three years.
  • They have had substantial involvement in preparing cases for litigation.
  • They can demonstrate a clear name and reputation by having judges and attorneys stand up for their ability, skills, and character.
  • They pass a rigorous written exam that covers many aspects of their designated practice area.
  • They can show they have high levels of education, skill, knowledge, and experience in their designated practice area.

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