The BLSE shall have authority and responsibility to evaluate lawyer certifying organizations and programs and to define the conditions and procedures under which accreditation shall be granted, maintained, or revoked. Such review is intended to enable the BLSE to evaluate the objectives, standards, and procedures of such organizations and programs to ensure for the public the continued value of “certified,” and “board certified,” as a means to identify lawyers who have demonstrated special competence, skills, and proficiency, as well as character, ethics, and professionalism in the practice of law.
To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to ‘Open’ or ‘Save’ the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy.
To apply for renewal, please complete the National Accreditation Renewal Application and Instructions. Attach any required documents and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
If you wish to apply for accreditation, please complete the Initial Application for Accreditation and Instructions . Attach any required documents and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
BLSE Policy for Accreditation – 300 Certification Program Accreditation
Organizations Accredited by The Florida Bar
|American Board of Certification (ABC)
4403 1st Ave. SE, Suite 113
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
|National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
200 Stonewall Blvd., Suite 1
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
|Civil Trial Law
Criminal Trial Law
Family Trial Law
Social Security and Disability Law
|American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA)
4355 Cobb Parkway Suite J-208
Atlanta, GA 30339
National Accreditation Coordinator Contact Information
Arlee J. Colman
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
National Accreditation Established 2006