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City, County & Local Government Law Certification

Certified Attorneys

Certified Attorneys by City

Definition

City, county and local government law is the practice of law dealing with legal issues of county, municipal or other local governments.
To be certified in city, county and local government law, a lawyer must be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, must have practiced law for at least five years, four years if he or she received an LL.M. degree in urban affairs or a related field. Each certified lawyer has had substantial involvement -- 40 percent or more -- in the practice of city, county and local government law during the three years preceding application. Each certified lawyer has passed peer review, a comprehensive written examination, and completed 60 hours of continuing legal education within the three years immediately preceding application.

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 August 15, 2015 if you were originally certified in 2000, 2005 or 2010.

The filing period for initial applications is September 1 - October 31.

Board Certification CLE credit hours are now available online. Visit
www.floridabar.org/certification and click “New! Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits” to view and print a record of your current certification credit hours.

General Information:

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window Revised 8/16/2013

Sample Examination Questions PDF document opens in new window Revised 12/18/2014

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified City, County & Local Government Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-18

City, County & Local Government Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window (2 pgs.)

City, County & Local Government Law Committee

City, County & Local Government Law Certification Staff Liaison
Contact Information:

    Zachary Shrader
    The Florida Bar
    651 East Jefferson Street
    Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
    (850) 561-5736
    zshrader@flabar.org

City, County & Local Government Law Certification Field Established 1996


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[Revised: 01-09-2015]