The Florida Bar

Board Certification

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Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice.

Board Certification Awards

Nomination forms are now available for The Justice Harry Lee Anstead Award for Florida Bar Board Certified Lawyer of the Year and the Award for Excellence in the Promotion of Board Certification. Nominations are due by May 5, 2017.

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Media Relations "Press Kit" Materials for Certified Lawyers

Board Certification for Lawyers: What Does It Mean? PDF document opens in new window

Florida's 26 Specialty Areas PDF document opens in new window

189 Earn Florida Bar Board Certification in 2016!

Mentoring with the Masters"Mentoring with the Masters: The Florida Bar Young Lawyers division chats with board certified lawyer Jake Schickel" External Link
John J. "Jake" Schickel is a founding member of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay.  He is board certified by The Florida Bar in Civil Trial Law and Workers’ Compensation.  Jennifer Kuyrkendall, the Third Judicial Circuit Representative of The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, joins Jake Schickel in discussing board certification through The Florida Bar in this video.

Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits

Board Certified Attorneys
Find a board certified attorney. Directory by specialty areas and cities, consumer information, media contacts and background about each of Florida’s 26 certification areas.

Board Certification and Recertification
Applications, standards, exam information and staff contacts by specialty areas; links to certification calendar and certification committee member lists.

Resources for Certified Attorneys
Program news, brochure order forms, marketing tips, logos and Capstone e-newsletter.

Board of Legal Specialization and Education
BLSE members, mission statement, meeting agendas, standing policies, National Accreditation Program, Rules Regulating The Florida Bar: Chapter 6, Legal Specialization and Education Programs and more.

New Board Certification Area Application

Board Certification Annual Fee

Exam Information

[Revised: 03-24-2017]