For Immediate Release
Date: November 19, 2020
Attorney Lou Bertrand achieves recertification in Civil Trial Law with the National Board of Trial Advocacy.
Ravenna, Ohio - The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Lou Bertrand of the law firm, Attorney Lou Bertrand and Associates, has successfully achieved recertification as a Civil Trial Advocate. The NBTA was formed 43 years ago out of a strong conviction that both the law profession and its clients would benefit from an organization designed specifically to create an objective set of standards illustrating an attorney's experience and expertise in the practice of trial law.
Lou Bertrand is part of a growing number of Trial Attorneys that have illustrated their commitment to bettering the legal profession by successfully completing a rigorous application process and providing the consumer of legal services with an objective measure by which to choose a knowledgeable, qualilfied and experienced legal counsel.
The eleborate screening of credentials that all NBTA board certified attorneys must successfully complete includes: demonstration of substantial trial experience, submission of judicial and peer references to attest to their competency, attendance of continuing legal education courses and proof of good standing.
Board certification is the highest, most stringent, and most reliable honor an attorney can achieve. Board certifications are the only distinctions awarded by non-profit organizations. The NBTA as well as all board certifying organizations are committed to safeguarding the public's ability to choose an experienced attorney.
Mr. Bertrand earned his undergraduate degree in History from University At Buffalo. He is a graduate of University of Toledo, College of Law. Mr. Bertrand is licensed to practice in Ohio, and U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio. For the past 52 years he has been involved in hundreds of Jury and Bench Trials. He is a member of Portage County and Ohio State Bar Assocations. Mr. Bertrand is a Life Fellow of the Ohio State Bar Foundation and a past president of the Portage County Bar.
Approximately three (3%) percent of American Lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Bertrand is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.
For more information on Attorney Lou Bertrand pertaining to his certifications, please visit https://www.nbtalawyers.org/.