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National Accreditation Program

Purpose

The Board of Legal Specialization and Education (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.


National Accreditation Applications

Currently Accredited

To apply for renewal, please complete and print the National Accreditation Renewal Application and Instructions. Attach any required documents and mail to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.

Seeking Accreditation

If you wish to apply for accreditation, please complete and print 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 St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.


Organizations Accredited by The Florida Bar

Organization

Accreditation Areas

National Board of Trial Advocacy
850 Franklin Street, Suite 8
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
508-384-6565
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Trial Law
Family Law
Social Security and Disability Law
The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
4355 Cobb Parkway, Ste. J-208
Atlanta, GA 30339
404-919-4009
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
The American Board of Certification
225 2nd St. DE, Ste. 314
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-365-2222
Business Bankruptcy
Consumer Bankruptcy
Creditor Rights

National Accreditation Coordinator Contact

Diana Kellogg
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850-561-5850

BLSE Policy for Accreditation – 300 Certification Program Accreditation

National Accreditation Established 2006