News: Press Release
Anna Gray LeBlanc Certified as a Family Law Specialist by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization
For Immediate Release
Offit Kurman is pleased to announce that on December 3, 2020, Anna Gray LeBlanc was recognized as a Board-Certified Specialist in Family Law by the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, a status that only 3.9% have achieved. In North Carolina, there are 1,091 Board-Certified Specialists in a community of approximately 28,200 lawyers.
To be certified as a board-certified specialist in a practice area, a lawyer must
- Be an active member in good standing with the North Carolina State Bar for at least five years,
- Devote at least 25% of his or her practice to the specialty during the past five years (substantial involvement),
- Attend continuing legal education (CLE) seminars in the selected specialty,
- Be favorably evaluated by other lawyers and judges (peer review), and
- Pass a written examination in the specialty practice area.
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.”
Anna Gray's practice is dedicated to family law, representing clients in child custody, child support, equitable distribution, post-separation support, alimony, contempt, breach of contract/specific performance, separation agreements, and premarital agreement matters. Anna Gray works diligently with clients to ensure they obtain the best possible settlement and is a keen believer that family law issues should be resolved by ensuring that the client has control over the outcome. Anna Gray encourages clients to work hard to resolve issues through mediation, collaborative law sessions, and settlement meetings, but she diligently litigates cases that cannot be settled.
Anna Gray is extremely involved with the Mecklenburg County Bar and currently serves as Chair of the Young Lawyer’s Division and is on the Board of the Mecklenburg County Bar.
Additionally, Anna Gray is a graduate of the NITA Family Trial Advocacy Institute, which admits only 40 students each year. She has honed her skills from this program in the courtroom.
For more information on Anna Gray, visit us at offitkurman.com.
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