The Florida Bar
|Adoption Law Certification|
Adoption law is the practice of law dealing with the complexities and legalities of interstate and intrastate adoption placements, including civil controversies arising from termination of the biological parents’ parental rights, the Indian Child Welfare Act, and interstate placements. In addition to the actual adoption placement, “adoption law" includes evaluating, handling, and resolving such controversies prior to the placement of a child for adoption and all post placement proceedings. The practice of adoption law in the state of Florida is generally unique in that decisional, statutory, and procedural laws are specific to this state.
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|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 2011.
The filing period for initial applications is July 1 - August 31.
Exam sample questions
Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Adoption Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-28
Adoption Law Certification Committee Policies
Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education
Adoption Law Certification Committee members
Adoption Law CLE
Note: This list includes courses occurring April 30, 2010 through 2015 which have been pre-approved or may be approved by The Florida Bar for adoption law CLE credit. Other courses not on this list may be submitted for adoption law CLE credit by completing the appropriate Applications for CLE Credit. Please refer to Rule 6-28.3(e) and the 200 Series of the Standing Committee Policies for complete information regarding the CLE requirement.
Adoption Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Adoption Law Certification Field Established 2009