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Elder Law Certification

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‘Elder law’ means legal issues involving health and personal care planning, including: advance directives; lifetime planning; family issues; fiduciary representation; capacity; guardianship; power of attorney; financial planning; public benefits and insurance; resident rights in long-term care facilities; housing opportunities and financing; employment and retirement matters; income, estate, and gift tax matters; estate planning; probate; nursing home claims; age or disability discrimination and grandparents’ rights. The specialization encompasses all aspects of planning for aging, illness, and incapacity. Elder law clients are predominantly seniors, and the specialization requires a practitioner to be particularly sensitive to the legal issues impacting these clients.

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

Board Certification Applications for Lawyer

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


General Information:

Exam Specifications

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Elder Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-20

Elder Law Sample Exam Questions

Standing Committee Policies

Elder Law Committee Members

Elder Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Laurinda T. Babers
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
[email protected]

Elder Law Certification Field Established 1998

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