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.
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.
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
|National Board of Trial Advocacy
850 Franklin Street, Suite 8
Wrentham, Massachusetts 02093
|Civil Trial Law
Criminal Trial Law
Social Security and Disability Law
|The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
4355 Cobb Parkway, Ste. J-208
Atlanta, GA 30339
|The American Board of Certification
225 2nd St. DE, Ste. 314
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
National Accreditation Coordinator Contact
The Florida Bar
651 E. Jefferson St.
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
BLSE Policy for Accreditation – 300 Certification Program Accreditation
National Accreditation Established 2006