The Florida Bar
|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.
Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements.
|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.
Your application for recertification is due by August 15, 2015 if you were originally certified in 2000, 2005, or 2010.
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.
If you were originally certified in 2000, 2005 or 2010, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2015. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2015 unless you file a recertification extension request.
Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the Recertification Extension Application.
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015.
Exam Specifications - updated 10/10/14
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