|Business Litigation Certification|
"Business Litigation" is the practice of law dealing with the legal problems arising from commercial and business relationships including litigation of controversies arising from those relationships. "Business litigation law" includes evaluating, handling and resolving such controversies before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies, mediators, and arbitrators. Matters not qualifying for business litigation include areas of practice dealing with personal injury, routine collection matters, marital and family law, or workers' compensation. Courts of "general jurisdiction" shall include state circuit courts, federal district courts, and courts of similar jurisdiction in other states, but not county courts.
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|Board Certification Applications for Lawyers
All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.
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. It is recommended that you see how many credits are required for certification and the date the credits must be completed to qualify.
1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2016 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2017 Business Litigation Exam.
2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2016 which was approved, you took the 2017 Business Litigation Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2016 and 2017 exam, you are not eligible to apply for the 2018 Business Litigation exam, but you may reapply in 2019 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)
Exam Specifications - updated 10/10/14
Sample Business Litigation exam questions
Standards - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-16
Business Litigation Standing Committee Policies
Business Litigation Committee members
Business Litigation Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Business Litigation Certification Field Established 1995