Tanya DeMent receives Board Certification in Labor & Employment Law

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS) announced that Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P Associate Attorney Tanya DeMent received Board Certification in Labor and Employment Law.

Board Certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 22 specific areas of law. Board Certified attorneys must be licensed for at least five years and devote a required percentage of practice to a specialty area for at least three years. They must also attend continuing education seminars, pass an evaluation by fellow lawyers and judges and pass a 6-hour written examination.

“An attorney has to do something extra to get certified and then they have to continue to work and acquire knowledge in their specialty area to remain certified.  You could say it is a life-long commitment,” said Hal Moorman, Chairman of the TBLS Board of Directors.

Tanya DeMent is a 2002 graduate of the University of Texas School of Law and has been with Boulette Golden & Marin since 2007, after five years with Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

Board Certification is offered in 22 specific areas of law to attorneys. Initial certification is valid for five years. To remain certified attorneys and paralegals must apply for recertification every five years and meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for their specialty area.