The Florida Bar

Board Certification

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Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

Media Relations "Press Kit" Materials for Certified Lawyers

Board Certification for Lawyers: What Does It Mean? PDF document opens in new window

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education invites you to join them at the Board Certified Lawyers Reception during the 2015 Annual Florida Bar Convention! Review the Invitation to the June 25 Reception. PDF document opens in new window

Ninth Circuit Public Defenders’ Office Uses Board Certification as a Tool for Employee Evaluation

520 Applications Received For 2015 Board Certification Exams

One Hundred Seventy-Four Lawyers Earn Board Certification, The Florida Bar's 'Legal Expert' Status

Mentoring with the Masters"Mentoring with the Masters: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers division chats with board certified lawyer Jake Schickel" External Link
John J. "Jake" Schickel is a founding member of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay.  He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation.  Jennifer Kuyrkendall, the Third Judicial Circuit Representative of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, joins Jake Schickel in discussing board certification through The Florida Bar in this video.

Celebrating More Than 30 Years of Dedication to Professionalism PDF document opens in new window
The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education
is proud to announce that 61 of The Florida Bar members who earned legal board certification in civil trial or tax law in 1984 have maintained their board certification status for 30 years.

Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits

Board Certified Attorneys
Find a board certified attorney. Directory by specialty areas and cities, consumer information, media contacts and background about each of Florida’s 24 certification areas.

Board Certification and Recertification
Applications, standards, exam information and staff contacts by specialty areas; links to certification calendar and certification committee member lists.

Resources for Certified Attorneys
Program news, brochure order forms, marketing tips, logos and Capstone e-newsletter.

Board of Legal Specialization and Education
BLSE members, mission statement, meeting agendas, standing policies, National Accreditation Program, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Chapter 6, Legal Specialization and Education Programs and more.

New Board Certification Area Application

Board Certification Annual Fee

Exam Information

[Revised: 06-09-2015]