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State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification

Certified Attorneys

Definition

State and federal government and administrative practice is the practice of law on behalf of public or private clients on matters including but not limited to rulemaking or adjudication associated with state or federal government entity actions such as contracts, licenses, orders, permits, policies, or rules. State and federal government and administrative practice also includes appearing before or presiding as an administrative law judge, arbitrator, hearing officer, or member of an administrative tribunal or panel over a dispute involving an administrative or government action.

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.

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 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens September 1, 2016 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2016. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the March/May 2017 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice 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 2017 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2016.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2015 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2016 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2015 which was approved, you took the 2016 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice 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 State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice exam, but you may reapply for the 2018 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Exam Information

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-25

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Committee Members

CLE Forms

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:

Maritza McGill
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-3141
mmcgill@flabar.org

State and Federal Government and Administrative Practice Certification Field Established 2006

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[Revised: 03-31-2016]