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. The exam result is valid for two years .
- 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 : April 30, 2023
To download a "model exam" - press here
For further details and information please contact
Ms. Yehudit Liany
via Tel: 972-2-5411208