The Florida Bar
|Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification|
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|
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.
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 applicable application fee, and mail your application to: The Florida Bar, Legal Specialization and Education Department, 651 E. Jefferson St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300.
View your Board Certification CLE credit hours online. Log in to your My Florida Bar account, and select “Show More” in the My Board Certifications section. Check “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 credits are required for certification and the date the credits must be completed to qualify.
Currently Certified- Application for Recertification
If you were originally certified in 2002 or 2007, the Application for Recertification must be postmarked by July 31, 2017. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by July 31, 2017, unless you file a recertification extension request.
Recertification File Extension
To request a one-time 3-month extension, the Recertification Extension Application must be postmarked by July 31, 2017.
Seeking Certification- Application for Initial Certification
If you wish to apply for certification, the Initial Application for Certification filing period opens Sept. 1, 2017, and applications must be postmarked by Oct. 31, 2017. This filing period is to become eligible to sit for the May 2018 Juvenile Law Certification Exam.
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
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:
The Florida Bar
651 East Jefferson Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2300
Antitrust & Trade Regulation Law Certification Field Established 2000