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Labor & Employment Law Certification


Certified Attorneys

Definition

The practice of labor and employment law encompasses advice and representation concerning the application and interpretation of public and private sector labor and employment law principles, as well as employment discrimination and employment-related civil rights law.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

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. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select construction law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005 or 2010 the
Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by June 15, 2015. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by May 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. PDF document opens in new window

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens July 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the March Labor & Employment Law Exam.

You may submit an Abbreviated Application for Certification Word document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the March 2016 Labor and Employment Exam.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2014 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2015 Labor & Employment Law Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2014 which was approved and you took the 2015 Labor & Employment Law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2014 and 2015 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the Labor & Employment Law Exam, but you may reapply in 2016 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window Revised 10/6/2014

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Lawyer – RRTFB 6-23

Labor & Employment Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Labor & Employment Law committee members

Labor & Employment Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Rebecca Arcia
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
(850) 561-5736

rarcia@flabar.org

Labor & Employment Law Certification Field Established 2000


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[Revised: 07-10-2015]