International Litigation & Arbitration Certified Lawyers
To identify those lawyers who have the special knowledge, skills, and proficiency, as well as the character, ethics, and reputation for professionalism, to be properly identified to the public as board certified in international litigation and arbitration.
Who may apply?
Minimum standards for international litigation and arbitration law certification, provided in Rule 6-31.3, include:
- Practice of law for at least five years;
- Substantial involvement in the specialty of international litigation and arbitration during the three years immediately preceding application;
- Substantial involvement in a minimum of 16 contested international litigation and arbitration matters during the eight years immediately preceding application;
- 50 hours of approved continuing legal education in the field of international litigation and arbitration in the five years immediately preceding application;
- Peer review; and
- A written examination
Becoming Board Certified
All applicants for board certification or recertification should carefully read the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar to 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.
The application filing period runs September 1-October 31 of a given year to determine eligibility to sit for the exam in May of the subsequent year (see calendar for details). Applications must be postmarked by October 31. Eligible applicants who pass the exam will be officially certified in August.
If you’re eligible to sit for the exam from a previous application, you may file the short application.
According to the rules, no certification shall last for a period longer than five years. Find out when your recertification application is due.
All applications for recertification must be postmarked by midnight July 31 at the conclusion of the 5-year period of certification. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by this date. August 1 after the fifth year of certification is the effective date of recertification.A single 3-month recertification file extension will be granted if accompanied by a properly executed application for extension and payment of the appropriate fee.