|Civil Trial Certification|
Civil trial law is the practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.
Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements.
|Board Certification Applications for Lawyers|
All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.
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 applicable application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select Civil Trial from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many credits are required for certification and the date the credits must be completed to qualify.
If you were originally certified in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 or 2012, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by May 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are also to be completed by May 31, 2017 unless you file a recertification extension request.
You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2018 Civil Trial Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by August 31, 2017.
1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2016 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2017 Civil Trial Exam.
NEW AMENDED RULES AS OF MAY 20, 2016!
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-4 - Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Sample Exam Questions
Civil Trial Law Standing Committee Policies
Civil Trial Law Committee members
Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Civil Trial Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Civil Trial Law Certification Field Established 1983