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Here is information about how Attorneys are chosen for inclusion in Ten Leaders:
Members are added to Ten Leaders based on length of practice, focus of practice and out-of-firm peer referrals. All are either partial equity holders or full owners of longstanding professional practices and firms. The Ten Leaders Cooperative presents groups that are the result of lengthy, disciplined and good-faith efforts to identify professionals with records of stability, integrity and competence. Ten Leaders members do not pay to be included in Ten Leaders. The Cooperative is sustained by materials prepared and distributed on behalf of Active Members.
Here’s how South Jersey Magazine’s Top Attorneys are chosen from SJ Magazine:
“We asked local lawyers to vote for the peers they think are worthy of recognition. This annual list of Top Attorneys highlights those who were chosen as the best in their fields. SJ’s Top Attorneys are the professionals who, according to their peers, are standouts in the legal arena. To make it on this annual list is a mark of high distinction. These are the attorneys who have risen to the top of their fields, and continue to make a remarkable impact in the courthouse and beyond.”
Here is information about being certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Matrimonial Law Attorney:
The Board on Attorney Certification was established by the Supreme Court of New Jersey in 1980 for the purpose of helping consumers find attorneys who have a recognized level of competence in particular fields of law. Attorneys may be designated by the Supreme Court as “certified attorneys” if they: are able to demonstrate sufficient levels of experience, education, knowledge and skill in a specific area of law or practice; have passed a rigorous examination; and have been recognized by their peers as having sufficient skills and reputation in the designated specialty.
The Supreme Court, through recommendation by the Board, certifies attorneys in five areas: civil trial law, criminal trial law, matrimonial law, municipal court law, and workers’ compensation law.
An attorney must meet the following requirements to become certified: