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Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.


Board Certified Media/Information Sources

Board Certified Lawyers – Legal Experts/Interview Sources by Judicial Circuit

Board Certified Lawyers by Certification Area

Board Certification Awards

Nominate a Board Certified lawyer or judge for the BLSE’s 2018 certification awards: The Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year and the Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification.

You or one of your colleagues could be among the distinguished group of lawyers who are previous recipients. The Anstead award recognizes exemplary professionalism, excellence, character and commitment to The Florida Bar’s certification program and to the practice of law. The excellence award recognizes excellence and creativity by a Florida Bar Board Certified lawyer or a law firm in advancing the public’s knowledge of and appreciation for legal board certification. Applications are due May 7, 2018.

Please contact Arlee J. Colman at (850) 561-5805 or [email protected] for more information.

Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for Board Certified Attorney of the Year

Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification


Find a Board Certified Lawyer

Capstone Newsletter
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FLMIC Offers 10% Discount to Board Certified Lawyers

Media Relations ‘Press Kit’ Materials for Certified Lawyers

Board Certification for Lawyers: What Does It Mean?

Florida’s 26 Specialty Areas

255 Earn Florida Bar Board Certification in 2017

‘Mentoring with the Masters: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers division chats with board certified lawyer Jake Schickel’
John J. ‘Jake’ Schickel is a founding member of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay.  He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation.  Jennifer Kuyrkendall, the Third Judicial Circuit Representative of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, joins Jake Schickel in discussing board certification through The Florida Bar in this video.


Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits

Board Certified Attorneys
Find a board certified attorney. Directory by specialty areas and cities, consumer information, media contacts and background about each of Florida’s 26 certification areas.

Board Certification, Recertification and Inactive Status
Applications, standards, exam information and staff contacts by specialty areas; links to certification calendar and certification committee member lists.  Review rule 6-3.7 regarding Inactive Status in Chapter 6 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar.

Resources for Certified Attorneys
Program news, brochure order forms, marketing tips, logos and Capstone e-newsletter.

Board of Legal Specialization and Education
BLSE members, mission statement, meeting agendas, standing policies, National Accreditation Program, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Chapter 6, Legal Specialization and Education Programs and more.

New Board Certification Area Application

Board Certification Annual Fee

Exam Information

Mentoring with the Masters