The infographic “Choose a Florida Board Certified Family Law Attorney” explains the qualifications and duties of Florida board certified family lawyers. A board certified family law attorney is considered an expert by the Florida Bar. The minimum requirements for board certification are as follows:

  • Been practicing law for at least 5 years, with 50% or more dedicated to family law
  • Actively participated in at least 25 contested family law cases in circuit courts during the 5 years immediately preceding application, including at least 7 trials
  • Been evaluated for competency and professionalism by judges and peers
  • Completed 75 hours of continuing legal education within 3 years immediately preceding application
  • Passed a written examination demonstrating knowledge, skills, and proficiency in the field of family law
  • Been involved in drafting and preparing settlement agreements along with handling trials of marital and family law cases, including appeals
  • Been substantially involved in interviewing clients, counseling, preparing pleadings, discovery, taking testimony, presenting evidence, and negotiating settlements
  • Must maintain a high level of professional ethics.

To know more about board certified family law attorneys, please refer to the infographic.