The Florida Bar
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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

The applications for initial board certification and recertification are currently being updated and will be posted here by the end of March.

You will be due to file a recertification application by June 15, 2016 if you were originally certified in 2001, 2006 or 2011.

The filing period for initial applications is July 1 - August 31.

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.


View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select Labor and Employment Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.


Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in
2001, 2006 or 2011, the Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by June 15, 2016. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by May 31, 2016 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, 2016 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2016. 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 2017 Labor and Employment Exam the abbreviated application must be postmarked by August 31, 2016.


1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2015 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Exam.


2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2015 which was approved, you took the 2016 Labor and Employment Law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2015 and 2016 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2017 Labor and Employment Law exam, but you may reapply for the 2018 exam 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: 04-28-2016]