The Florida Bar
Appellate Practice Certification

Certified Attorneys


Appellate practice deals with recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals, and the presentation of argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts through brief writing, writ and motion practice and oral argument.

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 1996, 2001, 2006 or 2011.

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

General Information
Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window Revised 12/7/2012
Examination - Format and Scoring PDF document opens in new window
Study Guide PDF document opens in new window
Standards for Certification of a Board Certified Appellate Practice Lawyer - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-13
Appellate Practice Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of The Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Appellate Practice
Committee members

Appellate Practice Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Carol Vaught
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Appellate Practice Certification Field Established 1993

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[Revised: 02-04-2016]