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Business Litigation Certification

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Definition

"Business Litigation" is the practice of law dealing with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. "Business litigation law" includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators. Matters not qualifying for business litigation include areas of practice dealing with personal injury, routine collection matters, marital and family law, or workers' compensation. Courts of "general jurisdiction" shall include state circuit courts, federal district courts, and courts of similar jurisdiction in other states, but not county courts.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers
To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy. Attach any required documents, enclose the $250 application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.

Your application for recertification is due by August 15, 2014 if you were originally certified in 1999, 2004, or 2009.

Board Certification CLE credit hours are now available online. Visit www.floridabar.org/certification and click “New! Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits” to view and print a record of your current certification credit hours.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in 1999, 2004 or 2009, the
Application for Recertification PDF document opens in new window must be postmarked by August 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2014 unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the Recertification Extension Application. PDF document opens in new window


Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification PDF document opens in new window filing period opens September 1, 2014 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.


You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification PDF document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2014 Business Litigation Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.

  1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2014 Business Litigation Exam.
  2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, you took the 2014 Business Litigation Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2013 and 2014 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2015 Business Litigation exam, but you may reapply in 2016 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

Exam Specifications - updated 10/3/13PDF document opens in new window

Standards - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-16

Business Litigation Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Business Litigation Committee members

Business Litigation Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5697

lbabers@flabar.org

Business Litigation Certification Field Established 1995

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[Revised: 08-08-2014]