PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA: The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) is pleased to announce that Richard J. Schubert of the law firm, AlpernSchubert P. C. has successfully achieved recertification as as a Civil Trial advocate. The NBTA was formed 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.
Richard J. Schubert 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 qualified and experienced legal counsel.
The elaborate 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 a good attorney.
Mr. Schubert earned his undergraduate degree in History from Duquesne University. He is a graduate of Duquesne University Law School. Mr. Schubert is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. He has been involved in hundreds of cases over 39 years. He is a member of the Pennsylvania and Allegheny County Bar Associations. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association of Justice and the Western Pennsylvania Trial Lawyers Association. He was honored to be selected to be a member of the Academy of Trial Lawyers of Allegheny County.
Approximately three percent of American lawyers are board certified, and Mr. Schubert is a member of a very select group who has taken the time to prove competence in their specialty area and earn board certification.