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How do I apply to be Board Certified?

For the upcoming Marital and Family Law Board Certification Exam:

(Time frame for requirements: 5 years prior to the date of application)

  1. Be a member in good standing of The Florida Bar.

  2. Have at least 5 years of the actual practice of law.

  3. 50% of practice is in marital and family law.

  4. 25 contested marital and family law cases.
    • 7 of the 25 cases must have trials as defined in accordance with the rules.
    • 18 of the 25 cases must show substantial involvement in accordance with the rules.

  5. Submit names and addresses of 6 lawyers and 3 judicial officers as references.

  6. 75 certification credit hours of approved CLE.

  7. Pass a written examination.

Please be sure to see Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-6 for the complete requirements of board certification in marital and family law.


Areas of Interest:

Florida Bar Board Certification Map

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