AUSTIN (January 22, 2016) − Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced Jessica Kirker and Jason Weber received their Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law. Jessica currently practices in Austin, TX and Jason currently practices in Dallas, TX where they are both part of Thompson, Coe, Cousins & Irons, L.L.P.
Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years, devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years, attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.
“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified. You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said Hal Moorman, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.
Both Jason and Jessica are graduates of Baylor University School of Law and were licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2010. Jessica has been with Thompson Coe since 2010, and Jason has been with Thompson Coe since 2012.
Board Certification is offered in 22 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.
To learn more about Board Certification or find a certified attorney or paralegal in your area visit www.tbls.org.
Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) is authorized by the Supreme Court of Texas. It certifies attorney in 22 specific areas of law and paralegals in six specific areas. TBLS serves as a resource by listing all certified attorneys and paralegals on their online database. TBLS works to ensure that the citizens of Texas receive the highest quality legal services.