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National Accreditation Program

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Purpose
National Accreditation Applications
General Information
Organizations Accredited by The Florida Bar
National Accreditation Coordinator Contact Information


Purpose

The BLSE shall have authority and responsibility to evaluate lawyer certifying organizations and programs and to define the conditions and procedures under which accreditation shall be granted, maintained, or revoked. Such review is intended to enable the BLSE to evaluate the objectives, standards, and procedures of such organizations and programs to ensure for the public the continued value of “certified,” “board certified,” “specialist,” and “expert” as a means to identify lawyers who have demonstrated special competence, skills, and proficiency, as well as character, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of law.




National Accreditation Applications

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.

Currently Accredited
To apply for renewal, please complete the National Accreditation Renewal Application and Instructions. Word document opens in new window Attach any required documents and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.


Seeking Accreditation
If you wish to apply for accreditation, please complete the Initial Application for Accreditation and Instructions Word document opens in new window. Attach any required documents and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
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General Information

BLSE Policy for Accreditation – 300 Certification Program Accreditation
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Organizations Accredited by The Florida Bar

OrganizationAccreditation
American Board of Certification (ABC)
101 Second Street SE, Suite 904
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
(319) 365-2222
www.abcworld.org External Link
Business Bankruptcy

Consumer Bankruptcy
National Board of Legal Specialty Certification/National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBLSC/NBTA)
200 Stonewall Blvd., Suite 1
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
(508)384-6565
www.NBLSC.us External Link
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Trial Law
Family Trial Law
Social Security and Disability Law
American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
4355 Cobb Parkway Suite J-208
Atlanta, GA 30339
(508)384-6565
www.abpla.org External Link
Legal Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

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National Accreditation Coordinator Contact Information
Laurinda Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
(850) 561-5697
lbabers@flabar.org

National Accreditation Established 2006
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[Revised: 10-06-2014]