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Admiralty & Maritime Law Certification

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Definition

Admiralty and maritime law deals with the rules, concepts and legal practice governing vessels, the shipping industry, the carrying of goods and passengers by water as well as related maritime concepts.


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 1999, 2004 or 2009, the
Application for Recertification Word document opens in new window must be postmarked by June 15, 2014. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by May 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. Word document opens in new window

Seeking Certification

If you wish to apply for certification, the
Initial Application for Certification Word document opens in new window filing period opens July 1, 2014 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2014. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the March 2015 Admiralty and Maritime 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 2015 Admiralty & Maritime Exam, the abbreviated application must be postmarked by August 31, 2014.
    1. You submitted an Initial Application for Certification by August 31, 2013 which was approved, but you were unable to sit for the 2014 Admiralty & Maritime Law Exam.

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


Exam Specifications PDF document opens in new window

Standards for Certification Of A Board Certified Admiralty & Maritime Law Lawyer -
Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-17 - Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-17

Admiralty & Maritime Law Standing Committee Policies PDF document opens in new window

Admiralty & Maritime Law Committee members

Admiralty & Maritime Law Certification Staff Liaison Contact Information:
Rachael Moulton
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
850/561-5805

rmoulton@flabar.org

Admiralty & Maritime Law Certification Field Established 1996


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[Revised: 12-19-2014]