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Florida Bar Board Certification Attorneys in Pensacola, Florida

Board Certification for Lawyers: What Does It Mean?

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

Board-certified lawyers are Evaluated for Professionalism, Tested for Expertise.

Certification is the Florida Bar's highest level of evaluation of the competency and experience of attorneys in the 24 areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.

Established in 1982 by the Florida Supreme Court, board certification helps consumers identify specialists in various areas of law.

Board-certified Florida Bar Members are the only Florida attorneys allowed to identify themselves as "Board Certified," "Specialist," or "Expert" or to use the letters "B.C.S" for Board Certified Specialist on business cards or letterhead, in legal directories or in advertising.

6 percent of eligible Florida Bar members, approximately 4,600 lawyers, are board certified. A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state's Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of the 24 certification fields.

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