Boyd & Jenerette is pleased to announce that Shareholder Kansas Gooden has received renewal of board certification by The Florida Bar in Appellate Practice. This is a tremendous professional achievement of which The Florida Bar distinguishes Ms. Gooden as a specialist and an expert in appellate practice. Kansas has been certified since 2015 and has been with Boyd & Jenerette for over 12 years.
Appellate practice deals with the recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals, and the presentation of argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts through brief writing, writ and motion practice and oral argument.
About Board Certification by The Florida Bar
Seven percent of eligible members of The Florida Bar (approximately 4,800 lawyers) are board certified. The process is a rigorous one, and requires at least five years of law practice, a substantial involvement in the field of law for which certification is sought, satisfactory peer review of competence in the specialty field, passing an examination and satisfying continuing legal education requirements.
Board certification is valid for five years. Over the five-year period, the attorney must continue to practice in the specialty area and attend continuing legal education courses approved by The Florida Bar. Recertification requirements are similar to those for initial certification. Not all qualified lawyers are board certified; only those who have taken the extra steps to have their competence, experience and professionalism evaluated.