The advantages of using a Board Certified lawyer are that that lawyer is pre-screened for you. There are several skills that are very important in being a lawyer. You want a lawyer who is academic enough to understand the law. You want a lawyer who is experienced in actually going to court and you want a lawyer who is a straight shooter. Board-certified lawyers go through a process that ensures they are academic enough to pass a very hard academic written test. They have to have a certain amount of trial experience and they also have to have a peer review by lawyers and judges who attest that they're professional.