Here, the custom object $certivicates_cList is a Java ArrayList.
$certivicates_cList is an object (map) that's at the first index of the array.
If $certivicates_cList.certificateExpirationDate is a date-like string property of the object $certivicates_cList, then you have to reference that string property here (and only here):
#set( $expirationDatelike = $certivicates_cList.certificateExpirationDate )
Note this'll only work if the lead has at least one "Certificate" record. If they don't, there won't be an index , so Velocity will error out.
Thank you Sanford!
I've come across some people who (for some reason) don't have an Expiration Date...Is there a logic formula that I would apply to the VS (for both a token and a custom object) for those with no Expiration Date?