To identify those lawyers who practice admiralty and maritime law and who have demonstrated special knowledge, skills and proficiency to be properly identified to the public as board certified in admiralty and maritime law.
Who may apply?
The minimum standards for board certification in admiralty & maritime law, provided in Rule 6-17, include:
- At least five years of the actual practice of law immediately preceding application, of which at least 35% has been spent in active participation in admiralty & maritime law during each of the three years immediately preceding the date of application;
- Demonstrated completion of at least 50 hours of approved continuing legal education credits in admiralty & maritime law within three years immediately preceding the date of application;
- Peer review (character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism); and
- A written examination.