The Florida Bar

Standing Committees
Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Through administration of the certification plan, the BLSE is charged with identifying for the general public and the profession those attorneys who have substantial experience and have demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency in certified areas of practice and professionalism and ethics in the practice of law. The BLSE oversees the work of all the certification committees. These committees are responsible for proposing criteria for the issuance and renewal of certification, reviewing applications, developing and grading examinations, and recommending to the BLSE certificates be issued to those individuals found to have met both the minimum standards imposed by the certification plan and the particular standards in the area for which certification is sought. The BLSE also has oversight responsibility for the evaluation of all CLE accreditation submissions, member compliance with the Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER), and the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR).

Staff Contact    Diana Polston
John Henry Pelzer Chair Fort Lauderdale  2015
Cynthia Johnson-Stacks Vice Chair Miami  2016
Dori Foster-Morales Board Liaison Miami  2015
Frank Tobias Adams Miami  2017
Kimberly A Ashby Orlando  2016
Gregory Scott Baity Jacksonville  2017
Charles Franklin Beall, Jr. Pensacola  2017
Michael Scott Bloom Representative Hollywood  2015
Jeffrey Michael Cohen Miami  2015
Susan Jane Cole Coral Gables  2016
James A Gale Miami  2015
Tracey J Hyde Panama City  2017
Marlene Quintana Miami  2017
Scott Leonard Rubin Miami  2015
Steven Dennis Rubin Boca Raton  2015
Gary Scott Salzman Orlando  2016
Ethan Andrew Way Tallahassee  2017


[Revised: 7-1-2014]