Chris Hughes Completes Requirements for National Certification in Business Bankruptcy Law

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Chris Hughes recently completed the requirements for national certification in Business Bankruptcy Law from the American Board of Certification. The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization committed to providing progressive and responsible leadership in the field of legal specialization. The rigorous ABC certification standards are designed to encourage bankruptcy practitioners to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field.

To become certified, Chris satisfied the following requirements:

  • Full time practice of law for at least five years;
  • Good standing in the bars of all states in where a license to practice law is held;
  • Devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy related matters in the last three years;
  • Documented involvement in business bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced;
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years; and
  • Passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering business bankruptcy.

ABC offers separate certification programs in business bankruptcy, consumer bankruptcy and creditors' rights law. All three ABC certification programs are accredited by the American Bar Association.

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