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International Law Certification


Certified Attorneys

Definition

Word document opens in new windowInternational law is the practice of law dealing with issues, problems, or disputes arising from any and all aspects of the relations between or among states and international organizations as well as the relations between or among nationals of different countries.

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. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “Show All” and select international law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

Currently Certified
If you were originally certified in 2000, 2005 or 2010, the
Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by June 15, 2015. All requirements for recertification must be completed by May 31, 2015 unless you file a recertification extension request.

Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, please submit the
Recertification Extension Application. Word document opens in new window

Seeking Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification filing period opens July 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2015. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the March 2016 International Law Exam.

You may submit an
Abbreviated Application for Certification Word document opens in new window only if you meet one of the following conditions. In order to become eligible to sit for the 2016 International Law Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by August 31, 2015.

1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2014, which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2015 International Law Exam.

2. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2014 which was approved, you took the 2015 International Law Exam, but you were unsuccessful in obtaining a passing score. (Please note if you were unsuccessful on the 2014 and 2015 exams, you are not eligible to apply for the 2016 International Law Exam, but you may reapply in 2017 by submitting the Initial Application for Certification.)

Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window (Updated 12/1/2014)

Exam Format and Scoring PDF document opens in new window (Updated 9/30/2013)

Sample Examination Questions PDF document opens in new window (Updated 12/1/2014)

Standards for Certification Of A Board International Law Lawyer – Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-21

International Law Standing Committee Policies (Updated 9/16/2013) PDF document opens in new window

International Law Committee members

International Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Lisa Kustel
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5690

lkustel@flabar.org

International Law Certification Field Established 1998

Certification Home

[Revised: 07-07-2015]