The Florida Bar
Civil Trial Certification

Certified Attorneys


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. 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 1986, 1991, 1996, 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
Sample Exam Questions PDF document opens in new window
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-4 - Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
Civil Trial Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window
Civil Trial Law Committee members
Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Civil Trial Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lisa Kustel
The Florida Bar
651 East Jeffers
on Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Civil Trial Law Certification Field Established 1983

Certification Home

[Revised: 01-06-2016]