|Business Litigation Certification|
"Business Litigation" is the practice of law dealing with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. "Business litigation law" includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators. Matters not qualifying for business litigation include areas of practice dealing with personal injury, routine collection matters, marital and family law, or workers' compensation. Courts of "general jurisdiction" shall include state circuit courts, federal district courts, and courts of similar jurisdiction in other states, but not county courts.
Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements.
|Board Certification Applications for Lawyers|
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 $250 application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
Your application for recertification is due by August 15, 2016 if you were originally certified in 1996, 2001, 2006, or 2011.
1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2015 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2016 Business Litigation Exam.
You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2015 which was approved, you took the 2016 Business Litigation Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2015 and 2016 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2017 Business Litigation exam, but you may reapply in 2018 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)
Exam Specifications - updated 10/10/14
Sample Business Litigation exam questions
Standards - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-16
Business Litigation Standing Committee Policies
Business Litigation Committee members
Business Litigation Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Business Litigation Certification Field Established 1995