Jim Richardson officially assumed office as President of the National Board of Trial Advocacy on October 10, 2020. Jim was elected President at the national board meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in 2017. Founded in 1977, NBTA is the largest organization for attorney board certification in the United States, offering "Proven, Tested Excellence®" in Trial Advocacy in six specialty areas, with accreditation pending in two additional areas of specialization.
As a non-profit organization, NBTA is dedicated to improving the quality of trial advocacy and the public in the selection of experienced legal representation. NBTA offers attorney Board Certification in Civil Trial Law, Civil Practice Advocacy, Criminal Trial Law, Family Trial Law, Social Security Disability Law and Truck Accident Law. Two additional accreditations are pending in Complex Litigation and Patent Law.