Education lawyers in Florida represent parents, students, teachers and school systems on matters relating to education. In many jurisdictions, students are guaranteed a right under the law to a quality education. Frequently litigated matters in such cases may include whether a school has provided sufficient education to students with special needs or with learning disabilities. Education lawyers may also represent clients in labor matters between teachers and school systems, or practice in higher education issues.
Florida Bar Board Certification in Education Law - Under Rule 6-27.2, the term "education law" is the practice of law dealing with the "legal rights, responsibilities, procedures, and practices of 'educational institutions,' students, personnel employed by or on behalf of educational institutions, and the guardians and parents of students participating in education."
Lawyers certified in Education Law by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization have demonstrated substantial involvement in this area of the law.
Minimum standards for education law certification are set out in Rule 6-27.3. The standards including the practice of law for at least 5 years, substantial involvement in the specialty of education law during the 3 years immediately preceding application, and the completion 50 hours of approved education law certification continuing legal education (CLE) in the 3 years immediately preceding application. Real estate law attorneys must also submit to peer review and pass a written examination.