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Rules Governing Board Certification

In an effort to assist the public in recognizing lawyers who focus their practice on defending those accused of DUI and who have demonstrated their competence to do so, the NCDD Board of Regents certified its first lawyers in 1999. In 2003, the American Bar Association recognized DUI Defense Law as a legal specialty area of practice, and the following year the ABA accredited the College to certify lawyers in the DUI Defense Law specialty area. The NCDD is the only organization accredited by the ABA to provide certification in the specialty field of DUI Defense.

So, what is a Board Certified lawyer?  It is a lawyer who has demonstrated through their experience and knowledge their competency in defending those charged with drunk driving crimes.  It is an attorney that dedicates over 50% of their practice to DUI Defense and has dedicated the time to put his/her’s knowledge to the test by passing a written examination as well as writing and defending a brief to a mock appellate court. 

In order to be Board Certified, an applicant must satisfy certain minimum practice requirements and pass both written and oral examinations testing his or her knowledge of substantive and procedural law in the defense of those charged with drunk driving offenses. Specifically, the examination focuses on scientific issues, the NHTSA guidelines on field sobriety tests and drug recognition tests, as well as other legal and ethical issues applicable to the defense of drunk driving cases. See Preparing for the Exam

Join the attorneys that have gone to the next level and have become board certified. NCDD is now accepting applications for our next “graduating class.” For additional details, please refer to the Rules Governing Board Certification. If you would like to become Board Certified by the National College for DUI Defense, Inc., see Appy For Board Certification 

The National College for DUI Defense, Inc. does not directly or indirectly discriminate against any applicant for reasons that include, but are not limited to race, color, actual or perceived gender, gender identity and expression, age, religion, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, parental status, military discharge status, or income status.

 Thank you for your interest in the Certification Program.

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