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Foreign Lawyers Registration

 

In order to provide legal services under foreign law in the state of Israel, foreign lawyers and foreign law firms operating in Israel must be registered with the Israeli Bar Association ("IBA") pursuant to Sections 98f and 98i of Bar Association Law, 5721- 1961. This registration is mandatory.

 

In order to register as a Foreign Lawyer one must meet the following basic requirements (additional documents will be required with the application):

  1. Valid license to practice law in a foreign country.
  2. Five years of professional experience as a lawyer in the same foreign country.
  3. Passing grade on the Israeli Ethics Exam for Foreign Lawyers.
  4. Professional liability insurance in Israel compliant with the IBA Order (Securities for a Foreign Lawyer), 5772 – 2012.

 

Foreign Law Firm Branch

 

A foreign law firm planning to open a branch in Israel is required to notify the IBA within 30 days of opening. The branch must employ at least one Lawyer who is already registered with the IBA as an Israeli Lawyer or as a Foreign Lawyer.

 

 

Ethics Exam applicable for Foreign Lawyers to be held on October  31 2019

 

In order to register for the next Ethics Exam applicable for Foreign Lawyers to be held on October 31 2019 please fill out the attached application form:  pdf format - by October 1,  2019.

To download a "model exam" - press here

 

For further details and information please contact

 Miss. Yehudit Liany

via e-mail: judit@israelbar.org.il

via Tel: 972-2-5411208

or Fax: 972-1532-5411208

 

 

 

By virtue of its authority according to section 94, 98 (13) and 109 of the Bar Association Law, 5721- 1961 (hereinafter: the "Law"), and under the approval of the Minister of Justice, the National Council of the Israel Bar Association hereby enacts these following rules:
By virtue of its authority according to section 98 (13) and 109 of the Bar Association Law, 5721- 1961 (hereinafter: the "Law"), and under the approval of the Minister of Justice, the National Council of the Israel Bar Association hereby enacts these following rules:
By virtue of my authority according to section 198 (a)(4)(b) of the Bar Association Law, 5721- 1961 (hereinafter: the "Law"), at the consent of the Ministry of Justice, after consulting with the Bar Association and with the approval of the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee of the Knesset, I order as follows:
By virtue of its authority pursuant to sections 39, 94, 109 and 110 of the Bar Association Law, 5721- 1961 (hereinafter: the "Law"), the National Council of the Israel Bar Association hereby enacts these following rules and regulations:
Yehudit Liany, Foreign Lawyers coordinator
Selected legislation relrvant to foreign lawyers practicing law in Israel.
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