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Wills Trusts and Estates Certification

Certified Attorneys

Definition

Wills, trusts and estate law is the practice of law dealing with all aspects of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences, both federal and state; the preparation of legal instruments to effectuate estate plans; administering estates, including tax related matters; and probate litigation.

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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.


Certification CLE Hours Requirement. To View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online: Log in to your Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Click “Show All” and select Wills, Trusts and Estates Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many hours are required for certification and the date the hours must be completed to qualify.

Currently Certified? Recertification Information for 2017:

The applications are currently being updated and will be posted here by the beginning of February.

If you were originally certified in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, or 2012 you are due to file your recertification application in 2017. The application for recertification must be postmarked by July 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date unless you submit a recertification file extension request – form to be posted soon.

Get Certified - Seeking Certification
The applications are currently being updated and will be posted here by the beginning of February.

The filing period opens September 1, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2017. You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2018 exam. Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.



General Information:

Exam Information

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Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-7

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Committee Members

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5697
lbabers@flabar.org

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Field Established 1986

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[Revised: 01-09-2017]