Type: Direct Certification

State Programs
Admiralty/Maritime, Adoption Law, Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Appellate Practice, Aviation Law, Business Litigation, City, County & Local Government, Civil Trial, Construction Law, Criminal Appellate, Criminal Trial, Education Law, Elder Law, Health Law, Immigration & Nationality, Intellectual Property Law, International Law, Labor& Employment Law, Marital & Family Law, Real Estate Law, State & Federal Government and Administrative Practice, Tax Law, Wills, Trusts & Estates, Workers' Compensation

Private Programs:

American Board of Certification (ABC): Business Bankruptcy, Consumer Bankruptcy

National Board of Legal Specialty Certification/National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBLSC/NBTA): Civil Trial Law, Criminal Trial Law, Family Trial Law, Social Security and Disability Law

American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA): Legal Malpractice, Medical Malpractice

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Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2300
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Updated:  08/05/2015