The American Board of Certification (ABC) has announced that Sarah Beth Wilson, a Shareholder at Copeland, Cook, Taylor & Bush, P.A. in the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Practice Group, has successfully passed the examination and satisfied all requirements for national board certification in Business-Bankruptcy Law. Sarah Beth’s certification as a Business-Bankruptcy Law Specialist makes her one of only eight (8) other attorneys holding this distinction within the State of Mississippi.
“The rigorous ABC certification standards,” as described by the ABC, “are designed to encourage bankruptcy practitioners to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field.” The requirements include:
- verification of devotion of over 400 hours and 30% or more of overall practice time to business or commercial bankruptcy matters over the preceding three years;
- documentation demonstrating extensive experience in handling business-bankruptcy matters by provision of case information with detailed representation and matters descriptions;
- demonstration of commitment to continuing study and legal education in the area of business and commercial bankruptcy law by earning 60+ bankruptcy hours education during preceding three years; and
- successfully passing an extensive, detailed, day-long written examination testing practitioners’ experience, expertise, and knowledge regarding business-bankruptcy law, federal jurisdictional and procedural issues, and ethical matters.
A non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar, the ABC offers separate certification programs in business and consumer bankruptcy and creditors’ rights. To find board certified attorneys or judges or learn more about the ABC, visit https://www.abcworld.org.