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):
- Valid license to practice law in a foreign country.
- Five years of professional experience as a lawyer in the same foreign country.
- Passing grade on the Israeli Ethics Exam for Foreign Lawyers.
- 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: email@example.com
via Tel: 972-2-5411208
or Fax: 972-1532-5411208