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RULE 6-3.9 MANNER OF CERTIFICATION

6 LEGAL SPECIALIZATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS
6-3 FLORIDA CERTIFICATION PLAN

RULE 6-3.9 MANNER OF CERTIFICATION

(a) Listing Area of Certification. A member having received a certificate in an area may list the area on the member's letterhead, business cards, and office door, in the yellow pages of the telephone directory, in approved law lists, and by such other means permitted by the Rules of Professional Conduct. The listing may be made by stating one or more of the following: "Board Certified (area of certification) Lawyer;" "Specialist in (area of certification);" or use of initials “B.C.S.,” to indicate Board Certified Specialist. If the initials “B.C.S.” are used, the area(s) in which the member is board certified must be identified; if used in court documents or a non-advertising context, the initials may stand alone.

(b) Members of Law Firms. No law firm may list an area of certification for the firm, but membership in the firm does not impair an individual's eligibility to list areas of certification in accordance with this chapter. Except for the firm listing in the telephone directory, a law firm may show next to the names of any firm members their certification area(s).

[Revised: 02/01/2010]