The program is predicated on experience and integrity, the foundations that are inseparable from our work as lawyers to advance the administration of justice.
Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) August 15, 2008
Mark L. Rosen, Esquire, of Lubell & Rosen, is one of six Florida lawyers whom The Florida Bar recently certified as legal specialists in health law, which deals with federal, state or local law and rules or regulations regarding the delivery of health care services and legal issues regarding health care providers and payors.
Certified attorneys are the only Florida lawyers allowed to identify or advertise themselves as specialists or experts. Mr. Rosen is among the 207 attorneys who recently earned Florida Bar board certification in one of 22 specialty practice areas.
"Florida's board certification program is one of the leaders in the nation in maintaining the highest standards for excellence and professionalism while adding practice areas for greater public access to legal specialists," said Florida Bar President John G. "Jay" White, III. "The program is predicated on experience and integrity, the foundations that are inseparable from our work as lawyers to advance the administration of justice."
Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida. Board certification evaluates attorneys' special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Florida currently offers 22 specialty areas of practice for which board certification is available - the greatest number of state-approved certification areas in the nation.
Mark L. Rosen is a partner at the law firm of LUBELL & ROSEN. He was born in Queens, New York. He obtained his B.B.A. degree from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and his J.D. degree from the University of Florida, with honors. Mr. Rosen is a member of the Federal Bar for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Rosen is also licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Rosen has represented doctors in both medical malpractice defense matters and administrative proceedings before the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA). He has helped doctors reinstate their medical licenses from the Department of Health.
A lawyer who is a member in good standing of The Florida Bar and who meets the standards prescribed by the state's Supreme Court may become board certified in one or more of the 22 certification fields. Approximately 4,200 of Florida's 80,000 lawyers are board certified. Minimum requirements for certification are listed below; each area of certification may contain higher or additional standards.
- A minimum of five years in law practice
- Substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought
- A passing grade on the examination required of all applicants
- Satisfactory peer review assessment of competence in the specialty field as well as character, ethics and professionalism in the practice of law
- Satisfaction of the certification area's continuing legal education requirements
Board certification is valid for five years, during which time the attorney 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 taken the extra steps to have their competence and experience evaluated.
For more information, please visit The Florida Bar Web site at Floridabar.org/certification or contact The Florida Bar's Legal Specialization & Education Department at 850/561-5842.