Florida Bar Board Certification in Civil Trial Law - For purposes of specialty certification, the Florida Bar defines the term "civil trial law" as the "practice of law dealing with litigation of civil controversies in all areas of law before state courts, federal courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators."
Attorneys certified in civil trial law in have met the minimum standards for civil trial law certification, provided in Rule 6-4.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of civil trial law (50% or more), handling of at least 15 contested civil cases, including cases before juries as lead counsel, and 50 hours of approved civil trial law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys certified in civil trial law must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Aviation Law - Under Rule 6-19.2, the term "aviation law" is defined as the practice of law dealing with "the ownership, maintenance, and use of aircraft, airports and airspace."
The definition of aviation law also includes "licensing and aeromedical issues encompassed by the Federal Aviation Act and the associated federal aviation regulations promulgated thereunder" and "laws that have been developed to regulate the use of outer space."
Lawyers certified in Aviation Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have met minimum standards for aviation law certification. The standards set out in Rule 6-19.3, include the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of aviation law (30% or more), and 60 hours of approved aviation law certification continuing legal education. Attorneys must also submit to peer review and a written examination.