National Board of Trial Advocacy
The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is a non-profit organization accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA). It certifies lawyers in the specialty areas of civil, criminal, and family law trial advocacy.
The NBTA is the only accreditation agency approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Like board-certified medical professionals, NBTA-certified attorneys have a proven track record of skill, experience, and knowledge in their practice area(s). Certification is a stamp of approval that gives clients confidence they're hiring a truly qualified attorney.
Edgar Snyder & Associates is proud to have several distinguished trial attorneys who are members of this elite organization:
In order to be certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, an attorney must undergo an exhaustive screening of their credentials, including: documentation of their experience, judicial and peer references, as well as a day-long exam. The attorney's ethical standards are also examined by the Standards Committee of the NBTA. A candidate's willingness to undergo this process illustrates a dedication to achieving and maintaining a high standard of practice.
Rigorous NBTA Standards Used to Certify Attorneys
- Concentration in the Specialty of Trial Advocacy
- Continuing Legal Education
- Good Standing
- Judicial and Attorney Peer Review
- Lead Counsel in Contested Matters
- Successful Completion of NBTA Examination
- Trials & Courtroom Skills
- Writing Sample
In order to retain membership in the NBTA, an attorney must maintain an active trial practice and is required to re-submit his or her application for certification at the end of each five-year term.
Other Honored Memberships
Not only is Edgar Snyder & Associates a Martindale-Hubbell AV-Rated Law Firm, many of our firm attorneys have been honored with memberships in prestigious legal organizations such as:
- Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County
- Multi-Million / Million Dollar Advocates Forum
- Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®
- Best Lawyers in America®
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