Attorney Specialization and Paralegal Certification Programs

​Video Series

Interested in becoming an OSBA Certified Specialist? Check out these new videos the OSBA is preparing to help guide legal professionals through the process.

Become an OSBA Certified Specialist

This video gives an overview of specialization certification and features OSBA member and certified specialist Jennifer Flint, who talks about the benefits of being a certified specialist.

Step 1: Certified Specialist Application and Best Practices
This video is the first in a series of educational videos that walks you through all of the necessary steps to become an OSBA Certified Specialist.

Applications will be available beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

​​​​​​​​​Attorney Certification

The OSBA "specialization program" was created to give licensed Ohio attorneys the ability to become certified as specialists in particular areas of law. The Ohio State Bar Association is proud to be accredited by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Certification of Attorneys as Specialists (CCAS).


Paralegal Certification

The OSBA offers a voluntary credentialing program for paralegals. Individuals meeting the OSBA definition of “paralegal,” meeting the eligibility requirements and passing a written examination will be designated as an “OSBA Certified Paralegal.” This credential, along with a logo provided for the purpose may be used by the paralegal to the extent permitted by the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Rules for the Government of the Bar and Rules of Professional Conduct.


Please note: For annual/biennial reporting and recertification, all links will be available in your "My Certification Profile" Oct. 1 to Dec. 1 of each year.

 

My Certification Profile

The My Certification Profile is a place for anyone applying for certification or already certified to view/edit his or her pending application, complete the annual/biennial reports and complete the re-certification applications. Once certified, you can use the My Certification Profile to track yearly requirements and obtain marketing material, including the certification logo.

You will need to log in using your OSBA login name and password. Once you are logged in, you will be able to track your CLE, annual reporting, biennial reporting and recertification status. Please direct any questions you may have to Melissa Quick at mquick@ohiobar.org or (800) 282-6556.

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