The Florida Bar

Standing Committees
Board of Legal Specialization & Education

Through administration of the certification plan, the BLSE is charged with identifying for the general public and the profession those attorneys who have substantial experience and have demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in certified areas of practice and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. The BLSE oversees the work of all the certification committees. These committees are responsible for proposing criteria for the issuance and renewal of certification, reviewing applications, developing and grading examinations, and recommending to the BLSE certificates be issued to those individuals found to have met both the minimum standards imposed by the certification plan and the particular standards in the area for which certification is sought. The BLSE also has oversight responsibility for the evaluation of all CLE accreditation submissions, member compliance with the Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER), and the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR).

Staff Contact    Diana Kellogg
Scott Leonard Rubin Chair Miami  2018
Steven Dennis Rubin Vice Chair Boca Raton  2018
John Wesley Manuel Board Liaison Panama City  2017
Frank Tobias Adams Miami  2017
Kimberly A Ashby Orlando  2019
Gregory Scott Baity Jacksonville  2017
Charles Franklin Beall, Jr. Pensacola  2017
Jeffrey Michael Cohen Miami  2018
Susan Jane Cole Coral Gables  2019
Tracey J Hyde Panama City  2017
Joseph Franklin Kinman, Jr. Tampa  2019
Steven Bruce Lesser Fort Lauderdale  2018
Michele L Lieberman Gainesville  2019
Mark R Osherow West Palm Beach  2018
Marlene Quintana Miami  2017
Rick Silverman Representative Tampa  2017
Ethan Andrew Way Tallahassee  2017

BLSE Member Resources

[Revised: 7-1-2016]