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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.

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Board Certification Applications for Lawyers

Board Certification CLE credit reports are 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 the certification area from the drop-down menu. Select the “Credit History” tab.

Currently Certified- Application for Recertification
There are no members eligible for recertification in 2015 (no members originally certified in 2005 or 2010).

Seeking Certification- Application for Initial Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the
Application for Certification filing period opens September 1, 2015 and applications must be postmarked by October 31, 2015. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2016 Antitrust and Trade Regulation Law Certification Exam.

To request an application for initial certification, please contact the staff liaison to antitrust and trade regulation law (contact information provided at the lower of this web page).

The staff liaison will send to you an application to use. There is a MSWord version for typing your responses to the application. There is a pdf version for handwritten submissions only. You will be asked if you would like to "Open" or "Save" the file (in 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.

General Information:

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Exam Information

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

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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

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[Revised: 07-10-2015]