Why Board Certification is Right For You

Posted on April 17, 2019 in Board Certification


A couple of weeks ago, Regent Paul Burglin gave an excellent presentation for the California DUI Lawyers Association at their annual DUI Seminar in San Francisco and his Board Certification clearly was a factor in having him be the first speaker. Paul's humor, motions materials and teaching technique were unique and even included a "hose"! You'll have to ask him about that

Paul gave NCDD information to share with you about board certification since our deadline for the upcoming exam is August 31st!

"Only serious DUI defense lawyers are members of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD), and of its approximately 2,000 members less than 60 have attained its preeminent "Board Certification" distinction. This is an elite group of DUI defenders and the reason I sat for the exam is I wanted to be one of them.

For the past ten years, I have been proud to say "I am Board Certified in DUI Defense by the NCDD, as recognized and approved by the American Bar Association (ABA)." Eligibility for certification requires significant and documented jury trial and law and motion experience, and recommendations from peers and trial judges who have observed the lawyer in court. The exam is challenging to even the most experienced DUI defense attorney, consisting of multiple choice, essay writing, and oral argument before a three-judge appellate panel.

When a citizen is arrested, charged with driving under the influence and their future is at stake, they don't mind paying a higher fee for an attorney Board-Certified by the NCDD."

Paul Burglin is Board Certified by NCDD and member of the Board of Regents. To learn more about NCDD's Board Certification Exam, click here.

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