Two Kallins & Little P.A. attorneys have received the recertification of their Florida Board Certified Civil Trial. Only a group of Florida lawyers that may use the terms “specialist,” “expert” or “B.C.S.” for Board Certified Specialist when referring to their legal credentials. Board certified lawyers are “Evaluated for Professionalism and Tested for Expertise.”
“Board certification is one of the highest recognitions a lawyer in Florida can receive,” said Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman. “The very difficult testing and extensive background peer review to confirm professional conduct is such a high standard that less than five percent of our total membership has achieved this level of recognition. All board certified attorneys should be extremely proud of their accomplishment.”
Board of Legal Specialization and Education Chair Jack Pelzer states that board certification is a significant career milestone. “Members of the public may feel confident that when they speak with a Board Certified lawyer, they are speaking with an expert in the field,” Pelzer said. “Board certified lawyers are set apart because their expertise and professionalism have been objectively verified through rigorous examination and peer review.”
Board certification is valid for five years. The attorney during that time must continue to practice law and attend Florida Bar-approved continuing legal education courses. Recertification requirements are similar to those for initial certification. Not all qualified lawyers are certified, but those who are board certified have voluntarily taken the extra step to have their competence and experience evaluated.
For more information, please visit The Florida Bar website at Floridabar.org/certification or contact The Florida Bar’s Legal Specialization & Education Department at (850) 561-5842.