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Elder Law Certification

Certified Attorneys

Definition

"Elder law" means legal issues involving health and personal care planning, including: advance directives; lifetime planning; family issues; fiduciary representation; capacity; guardianship; power of attorney; financial planning; public benefits and insurance; resident rights in long-term care facilities; housing opportunities and financing; employment and retirement matters; income, estate, and gift tax matters; estate planning; probate; nursing home claims; age or disability discrimination and grandparents' rights. The specialization encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. Elder law clients are predominantly seniors, and the specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting these clients.

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

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

The applications for initial board certification and recertification are currently being updated and will be posted here by the end of March.

You will be due to file a recertification application by June 15, 2016 if you were originally certified in 2001, 2006 or 2011.

The filing period for initial applications is July 1 - August 31.


General Information:

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Elder Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-20

Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Elder Law committee members

Elder Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5697
lbabers@flabar.org

Elder Law Certification Field Established 1998

Certification Home

[Revised: 01-07-2016]