The Florida Bar
Civil Trial Certification

Certified Attorneys


Civil trial law is the practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators.

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 first week of April.

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 Civil Trial from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

You will be due to file a Recertification Application by June 15, 2017 if you were originally certified in 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 or 2012. All requirements for recertfication are to be completed by May 31, 2017 unless you file a recertification extension request.

The filing period for the Initial Application for Certification for the March 2018 Civil Trial exam is July 1- Aug. 31.

General Information:
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-4 - Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window
Sample Exam Questions PDF document opens in new window
Civil Trial Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window
Civil Trial Law Committee members
Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Civil Trial Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lisa Kustel
The Florida Bar
651 East Jeffers
on Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300

Civil Trial Law Certification Field Established 1983

Certification Home

[Revised: 10-20-2016]