Labor & Employment Law Certification
The practice of labor and employment law encompasses advice and representation concerning the application and interpretation of public and private sector labor and employment law principles, as well as employment discrimination and employment-related civil rights law.
Summary of Requirements
Minimum standards for labor and employment law certification, provided in Rule 6-23.3, include:
- Practice of law for at least five years, or four years with an LL.M. in labor and employment law;
- Substantial involvement in the specialty of labor and employment law — 50% or more — in the five years immediately preceding application;
- 60 hours of approved labor and employment law certification continuing legal education in the three years immediately preceding application;
- Peer review; and,
- A written examination.
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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 May 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 July 1, 2019. Applications must be postmarked by August 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 Specifications Revised 8/15/19
Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Labor & Employment Law Lawyer – RRTFB 6-23
Paige Dooley Levy
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Labor & Employment Law Certification Field Established 2000