City, County & Local Government Law was established as a field for certification by the Florida Bar in 1996. Under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-18.1 provides that a lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and meets the standards prescribed below may be issued an appropriate certificate identifying the lawyer as "Board Certified in City, County and Local Government Law."
The purpose of the standards is to identify those lawyers who practice city, county and local government law and have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency to be properly identified to the public as board certified in city, county and local government law.
Rule 6-18.3 provides the minimum standard for becoming a board certified specialist in city, county, and local government law.
(a) Minimum Period of Practice.
(b) Substantial Involvement.
Substantial involvement means the applicant has devoted 40 percent or more of the applicant's practice to matters in which issues of Florida city, county and local government law are significant factors and in which the applicant had substantial and direct participation in those issues. An applicant must furnish information concerning the frequency of the applicant's work and the nature of the issues involved. For the purpose of this subsection the "practice of law" shall be as defined in rule 6-3.5(c)(1), except that it shall also include time devoted to lecturing and/or authoring books or articles on city, county and local government law if the applicant was otherwise engaged in the practice of law during such period.
Demonstration of compliance with this requirement shall be made initially through a form of questionnaire approved by the city, county and local government certification committee but written or oral supplementation may be required.
(c) Peer Review.
Rule 6-18.4 provides the rules for recertification in government law in Florida. Recertification shall be pursuant to the following standards:
(a) Substantial Involvement.
(c) Peer Review.
Local Government Board Certification in Florida - Visit the Florida Bar website to find information on City, County & Local Government Law Certification including the definition of "city, county and local government law." For attorneys thinking of becoming certified, find a summary of the minimum requirements, the application for initial board certification and recertification, the deadlines to submit the applications. Also find Exam Specifications, Sample Examination Questions, Committee Policies, and Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified City, County & Local Government Law Lawyer under the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-18.
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