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City County and Local Government Law Certification

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Definition

City, county and local government law is the practice of law dealing with legal issues of county, municipal or other local governments.
To be certified in city, county and local government law, a lawyer must be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar, must have practiced law for at least five years, four years if he or she received an LL.M. degree in urban affairs or a related field. Each certified lawyer has had substantial involvement — 40 percent or more — in the practice of city, county and local government law during the three years preceding application. Each certified lawyer has passed peer review, a comprehensive written examination, and completed 60 hours of continuing legal education within the three years immediately preceding application.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements .


Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Recertification applications will be available April 1, 2019
and initial applications will be available June 1, 2019.


Resources

Exam Specifications Revised 8/16/2013

Sample Examination Questions Revised 12/2017

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified City, County & Local Government Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-18

City, County & Local Government Law Standing Committee Policies (2 pgs.)

City, County & Local Government Law Committee

City, County & Local Government Law Certification Staff Liaison
Contact Information: Allison Armour
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-3143
[email protected]

City, County & Local Government Law Certification Field Established 1996