In an interview with the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Gerry Goldstein discusses being part of the inaugural class of board-certified criminal defense lawyers. Mr. Goldstein was part of the first group of attorneys to be officially recognized as specialists in Criminal Law in 1975. Certification is a rigorous process. Attorneys must meet certain qualifications and pass an exam. In the interview, Mr. Goldstein talks about what it was like to be among the first to take the exam, and what it has meant for his career since.