Karen Meta Chastain - Membership information with The Florida Bar - Find more information about Karen Meta Chastain on The Florida Bar website including the attorney's bar license status, eligibility status and ten year discipline history, if any. Check the Florida bar website to make sure the attorney is a member in good standing with the Florida Bar and currently licensed to practice law in Florida.
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.