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Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification

Certified Attorneys

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

All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar (Rules) and be sure you have met each of the requirements prior to filing your application. Unless the Rules provide for a waiver of a specific requirement, each of the requirements must be met by the dates indicated in the rule. There is a link to the Rules located below on this page.

Certification CLE Hours Requirement. To view your Board Certification CLE credit hours online: Log in to your Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Click “Show All” and
select Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law from the drop down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab. It is recommended that you see how many hours are required for certification and the date the hours must be completed to qualify.

Currently Certified? Recertification Information for 2017:
The applications are currently being updated and will be posted here by the beginning of February.

If you were originally certified in 2002 or 2007 you are due to file your recertification application in 2017. The application for recertification must be postmarked by July 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date unless you submit a recertification file extension request – form to be posted soon.

Get Certified - Seeking Certification
The applications are currently being updated and will be posted here by the beginning of February.

The filing period opens September 1, 2017. Applications must be postmarked by
October 31, 2017. You must apply in this filing period to be considered for eligibility for the 2018 exam. Carefully read the rules for initial certification to determine if you will meet the requirements.


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:
Maritza McGill
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-3141

mmcgill@flabar.org

Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification Field Established 2000

Certification Home

[Revised: 01-06-2017]