Juvenile Law Certification
Juvenile Law Board Certification is here. Learn more on the Florida Bar website.
Juvenile law is the area of law that inherently and directly impacts children. It includes, but is not limited to, dependency, delinquency, and termination of parental rights matters.
Minimum standards for juvenile law certification, provided in Rule 6-29.3, include:
- Practice of law for at least 5 years;
- Substantial involvement in the specialty of juvenile law during 3 of the last 5 years immediately preceding application;
- Handling of at least 20 fully adjudicated trials or appellate proceedings (no time limit), or 10 fully adjudicated trials or appellate proceedings (within the last 5 years immediately preceding application);
- 50 hours of approved juvenile law certification continuing legal education in the 3 years immediately preceding application;
- Peer review; and,
- A written examination.