The Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) Family Relations Law Specialty Board announces that Maurice O. White Esq. has been certified as a specialist in the field of family relations law in Ohio. Maurice O. White Esq. is the only attorney with offices in Butler or Warren counties who has met certification requirements demonstrating a high level of competence in the field of family relations law.
The OSBA certification program is the first Ohio-specific specialty certification program for attorneys. The certification process provides an objective means for attorneys to achieve a mark of excellence in a specific field. Only those attorneys who are board certified may advertise and hold themselves out as specialists. Ultimately, certification of attorneys as specialists provides a means for the public to identify highly qualified practitioners and find appropriate legal services.
To obtain certification, applicants were required to take and pass a written examination in the specialty field, demonstrate substantial involvement in the practice area, fulfill enhanced educational requirements, and submit to a rigorous peer evaluation process by attorneys and judges familiar with the applicant and family relations law. To maintain certification, OSBA certified specialists must file an annual report showing continued good standing, and every four years the specialist must apply to be re-certified.
The OSBA Family Relations Law Specialty Board, the OSBA’s certifying agency, is committed to promoting and maintaining high professional standards and ultimately improving the public perception of the legal profession.
The specialty board is accredited to certify attorneys in Family Relations Law by the Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists (CCAS). The CCAS is appointed by the Ohio Supreme Court to evaluate programs and accredit those programs, which meet the minimum standards required under Court rules. Maurice O. White Esq. has shown a similar commitment to excellence by pursuing the certified specialist mark of distinction.