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It’s time to apply for the 2023 Board Certification Exams

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education is currently accepting applications for the 2023 board certification exams. Read more.

Exams will be remote through 2024

The 2022-2024 certification exams will be administered remotely, with the exception of those hand writing their exam or special ADA requests. The option to handwrite your exam will take place in Orlando.

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education presents two annual awards, the Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award and the Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification.

The Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification

This 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.

See award criteria and past recipients

The Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award

Presented annually by The Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice to a Florida Board Certified lawyer or judge, this award recognizes exemplary professionalism, excellence, character and commitment to The Florida Bar’s certification program and to the practice of law.

See award criteria and past recipients

The Florida Bar Legal Specialization and Education Department maintains a list of board certified lawyers who have agreed to serve as a resource for the media. The media contacts are ordered by district and circuit.

Find a media contact in your area