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Criminal Appellate Certification

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Definition

Criminal law is the practice of law dealing with the defense and prosecution of misdemeanor and felony crimes in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Board Certification CLE credit reports are available online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select the certification area from the drop-down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers
To download an application, select the appropriate application below. There is a MSWord and a pdf version of the recertification application and the initial certification application. There is only a Word version of the reapplication. The MSWord documents are for typing your responses to the application. There is a pdf version for handwritten submissions only. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (in 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.


Currently Certified - Application for Recertification
If you were originally certified in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, or 2010, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2015. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2015 unless you file a recertification file extension request. Word version Word document opens in new window PDF version PDF document opens in new window

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time three-month extension, the
Recertification Extension Application must be postmarked by August 15, 2015. PDF version PDF document opens in new window

Seeking Certification- Application for Initial Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 20, 2016 Criminal Appellate Law Certification Exam. Word version Word document opens in new window PDF version PDF document opens in new window

Reapplication
You may submit a Reapplication for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2016 Criminal Appellate Law Certification Exam, the reapplication must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. Word version Word document opens in new window
  1. You submitted an Application for Initial Certification by October 31, 2014 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2015 Criminal Appellate Law Certification Exam.
  2. You submitted an Application for Initial Certification by October 31, 2014, which was approved, you took the 2015 Criminal Appellate Law Certification Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2014 and 2015 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2016 Criminal Appellate Law Certification Exam, but you may reapply in 2017 by submitting the Application for Initial Certification.

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Exam Information

Exam Sample Questions PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Criminal Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-8

Criminal Law Certification Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Criminal Law Certification Committee members

Criminal Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lindsey Blomberg
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5737

LBlomberg@flabar.org

Criminal Law Certification Field Established 1987

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[Revised: 04-20-2015]