Caroline Mitchell Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
February 11, 2020 (Charlotte, N.C.)—James, McElroy & Diehl, P.A. (JMD) is pleased to announce that Family Law Partner Caroline T. Mitchell was recently certified by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization as a Family Law Specialist.
As a Board Certified Family Law Specialist, Caroline has satisfied a number of rigorous standards for certification, including continuing education requirements, devotion of 25% or more of her practice time to the specialty, confirmation by Caroline’s peers that she has the qualifications to be board certified in family law, and passage of a six-hour exam in the specialty field. Specialists must be recertified by the Board every 5 years, at which time the lawyer must satisfy the continuing education, substantial involvement, and peer review standards for continued certification.
According to the Board’s website, “Hiring a board certified legal specialist helps to ensure that your lawyer is proficient in the specialty legal field in which you have a legal need. Board certification is an indication that the lawyer has intentionally focused his or her legal practice to improve the proficiency and quality of the lawyer’s legal services and to stay current in the specialty field.”
Caroline’s family law practice encompasses premarital agreements, separation agreements, equitable distribution, spousal support, child support, child custody, alienation of affection, criminal conversation, and appeals. A 2019 graduate of the Mecklenburg County Bar Leadership Institute, Caroline serves on the Mecklenburg Bar Foundation’s Board of Directors and is the Vice Chair of the Mecklenburg County Bar’s Family Law Section. She was recently admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Caroline is actively involved in the Charlotte community and is member of the Mint Museum Auxiliary, Wake Forest University School of Law’s Rose Council, and the Women’s Impact Fund. She has also volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte and is a Custody Advocacy Program (CAP) attorney with the Council for Children’s Rights.
Caroline earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Richmond, and she earned her Juris Doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law. While in law school, Caroline received honors in advanced family law, trial practice, appellate advocacy and the appellate clinic.
About The North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
The Board of Legal Specialization was created in 1983 by the North Carolina State Bar and began certifying North Carolina lawyers as board certified legal specialists in 1987. The Board was established to create a method by which qualified North Carolina lawyers might become certified as specialists in designated areas of the law. Currently, the board certifies lawyers in 12 areas of law: appellate practice, bankruptcy law, criminal law (including juvenile delinquency), elder law, estate planning and probate law, family law, immigration law, real property law, social security disability law, trademark law, utilities law and workers’ compensation law. For more information, please visit: https://www.nclawspecialists.gov/.