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The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education will administer the 2021-2024 exams 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 2022 first cycle exams will be March 10-11 and the second cycle exams will be May 12-13.

Application deadline for 14 Florida Bar board certification areas is October 31

The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education is currently accepting second-cycle initial applications for the 2022 board certification exams. The second cycle application filing deadline is October 31. Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification demonstrates a lawyer’s significant commitment to and experience in a specialty field of law. Board-certified…

Application deadline for 13 Florida Bar board certification areas is August 31

The Florida Bar members interested in board certification must have applications postmarked by August 31 for 13 of Florida’s 27 legal specialization areas. Applications are available on The Florida Bar website at FloridaBar.org/certification for the following specialties: Admiralty and Maritime Law; Adoption Law; Appellate Practice; Aviation Law; Civil Trial Law; Condominium & Planned Development; Education Law; Elder…

76 Florida lawyers earn board certification

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education congratulates the 76 lawyers who recently earned Florida Bar board certification, which recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Board certified lawyers are “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.” Florida’s legal ranks currently feature over 5,000…

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 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.

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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

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