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Wills, Trusts and Estates Law Certification

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Wills, trusts and estate law is the practice of law dealing with all aspects of planning for the conservation and disposition of estates, giving due consideration to the applicable tax consequences, both federal and state; the preparation of legal instruments to effectuate estate plans; administering estates, including tax-related matters; and probate litigation.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified?

Review a summary of the requirements.


Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.

Currently Certified? Recertification Information for 2019:

If you were originally certified in 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009, or 2014 you are due to file your recertification application in 2019. The application for recertification must be postmarked by July 31, 2019. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date unless you submit a recertification file extension request.

Get Certified – Seeking Certification

The filing period for the initial application opens September 1, 2019.  Applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2019.  You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2020 exam.  If you’re eligible from a previous application, you may also file the short application. Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.


Exam Information

Exam Specifications

Sample Exam Questions

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Wills, Trusts & Estates Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-7

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Standing Committee Policies

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Committee Members

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:

Kelsey Pochedley

The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
[email protected]

Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Certification Field Established 1986