California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning
J. Crandall (Del) Foster, Principal at Rusconi, Foster & Thomas APC, is a California State Bar Certified Legal Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law
As a certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law, Del is required to take many additional hours per year in this area of expertise. Not only does this include estate planning, but also includes the administration of estate and trust after incapacity or death. As a certified specialist, Del is always very aware of the changing legal, tax, and financial landscape through his continuing education and focuses on his clients' needs today and into the future. For more information about Del Foster, visit his biography page.
The Impact and Value of Legal Specialization
According to the California State Bar, “The quality of representation can impact the outcome of a client’s case.“ Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law are complex and constantly changing areas of California State Law. A certified specialist stays current with the law.
A certified specialist is more than just an attorney who practices in a particular area of law. A California attorney who is certified by the State Bar as an Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate legal specialist must have:
- Taken and passed a written examination in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law;
- Demonstrated a high level of experience in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law;
- Fulfilled ongoing education requirements; and
- Been favorably evaluated by other attorneys and judges familiar with her or his work.
The California State Bar certifies legal specialists to help the public identify attorneys who have demonstrated proficiency in specialized fields of law. By offering certification, the California State Bar also encourages the maintenance and improvement of attorney competence in their field of specialization.
Whether your situation is simple or complex, you should consider hiring an attorney who specializes in Estate Planning, Trust, and Probate Law and who is committed through certification to maintaining her or his proficiency through continual practice and continuing education.