|Wills, Trusts & Estates Certification|
Certified Attorneys by City
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.
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.
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.
If you were originally certified in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004 or 2009, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2014 unless you file a recertification extension request.
Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the Recertification Extension Application. by August 15, 2014.
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2014 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2014. The filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2015 Wills, Trusts and Estates Law Certification Examination.
You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2015 Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.
2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, you took the 2014 Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2013 and 2014 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2015 Wills, Trusts & Estates Law exam, but you may reapply for the 2016 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)
Sample Exam Questions
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
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:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Field Established 1986