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Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification

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Definition

Antitrust Law. "Antitrust law" covers the practice of law dealing with anticompetitive conduct or structure that may reduce consumer welfare in the United States. The primary federal antitrust laws are the Sherman Act, the Clayton Act, the Robinson-Patman Amendments to the Clayton Act, and the Federal Trade Commission Act. In addition, there are parallel state statutes. Generally, the practices that the antitrust laws are concerned with involve, but are not limited to: price fixes, limitations on production, division of markets, boycotts, attempts to monopolize and monopolization, tying of products, covenants to restrain trade, exclusive dealing contracts, price discrimination, and other exclusionary, predatory, or economically discriminatory activities.

Trade Regulation Law. "Trade regulation law" covers the substantive area of law dealing with deceptive, unfair, or unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair methods of competition under the Federal Trade Commission Act and Florida's Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.

Thinking of Becoming Board Certified? Review a summary of the requirements. PDF document opens in new window

Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

To download an application, click on the appropriate application. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (MSWord). It is advisable to save the file to your computer for future reference. Type in your responses on the application and print a copy. Attach any required documents, enclose the $250 application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Dept., 651 E. Jefferson Street, Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.

Board Certification CLE credit hours are now available online. Visit
www.floridabar.org/certification and click “New! Check Your Board Certification CLE Credits” to view and print a record of your current certification credit hours.

Currently Certified

If you were originally certified in 2004 or 2009, the
Application for Recertification must be postmarked by August 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification must be completed by July 31, 2014 unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension

To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the
Recertification Extension Application by August 15, 2014.

Seeking Certification

If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2014 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2014. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2015 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Examination.

You may submit an
Abbreviated Application for Certification only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the May 2015 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Examination, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by October 31, 2014.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2014 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Examination.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by October 31, 2013 which was approved, you took the 2014 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Examination, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2013 and 2014 exams, you are not eligible to apply for the 2015 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Examination, but you may reapply for the
2016 exam by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

General Information:

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Exam Information

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Antitrust & Trade Regulation Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-22

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Standing Policies of the Board of Legal Specialization and Education

Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Committee members

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lindsey Blomberg
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5737

LBlomberg@flabar.org

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification Field Established 2000

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[Revised: 09-05-2014]