December 9, 2016 ~ The American Board of Certification announced that Barbara A. Hart has successfully completed the requirements for national certification in Business Bankruptcy Law. The American Board of Certification (ABC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the public and improving the quality of the bankruptcy bar. The rigorous ABC certification standards are designed to encourage bankruptcy practitioners to strive toward excellence and to recognize those attorneys who are experts in the bankruptcy field. The ABC is co-sponsored by The American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. To become certified, Ms. Hart satisfied the following requirements: full time practice of law for at least five years; good standing in the bars of all states where a license to practice law is held; devoted at least 30% of practice time and at least 400 hours to bankruptcy related matters in the last three years; documented involvement in business bankruptcy by providing information on cases practiced; demonstrated commitment to continuing legal education by earning at least 60 hours of bankruptcy education in the past three years; passed an extensive, day-long written examination covering business bankruptcy and ethics issues.