The Florida Bar
|Elder Law Certification|
"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.
|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.
Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Elder Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-20
Standing Committee Policies
Elder Law committee members
Elder Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Elder Law Certification Field Established 1998