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Juvenile Law Certification
Juvenile Law Certification


Certified Attorneys (Available August 2017)

Definition

“Juvenile law” is the area of law that inherently and directly impacts children. It includes, but is not limited to, dependency, delinquency, and termination of parental rights matters. It does not include adoption matters or matters arising in the context of family law proceedings not consolidated with dependency or termination of parental rights matters.


Thinking of Becoming Board Certified?

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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 appropriate application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Department, 651 E. Jefferson St., 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 Juvenile Law 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.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens Sept. 1, 2017, and applications must be postmarked by Oc. 31, 2017. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2018 Juvenile Law Exam.

You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification Word document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the May 2018 Juvenile Law Certification Examination, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2017 Juvenile Law Certification Examination.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by Oct. 31, 2016, which was approved, you took the 2017 Juvenile Law Certification Examination, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score.

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Exam Information

Standards for Board Certification in Juvenile Law -
Rule 6-29

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Standards for Certification - Rule
Rule 6-3.5

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Juvenile Law Certification Committee Members

Juvenile Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Maritza McGill
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-3141
mmcgill@floridabar.org


Juvenile Law Certification Field Established 2015
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[Revised: 02-17-2017]