Buck Copeland, a partner in the Raleigh office of Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog LLP, will serve as chair of the Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee of the North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.

The Workers’ Compensation Specialization Committee is in charge of certifying lawyers as specialists in workers’ compensation law. Copeland has served on the committee for six years prior to taking over the chair position. Copeland is a Board Certified Specialist in Workers’ Compensation Law.

Created in 1983, the Board of Legal Specialization began certifying North Carolina lawyers as legal specialists in 1987. According to the website, the board was established to create a method by which qualified North Carolina lawyers might become certified as specialists in designated areas of the law. The program helps identify to the public, lawyers who have demonstrated special knowledge, skill, and proficiency in a specific field, and seeks to encourage and improve competency among members of the bar. To learn more about the specialization process please visit here.