The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Young Lawyers Division present
Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2014

Course Classification: Basic Level
Live Presentations (10 Locations): January 10, 2014 - May 22, 2014
Miami * Orlando * West Palm Beach * St. Petersburg * Ft. Lauderdale
Jacksonville * Tallahassee * Panama City

Course No. 1649R

NOTICE: SEVERAL SEATS IN THE TALLAHASSEE LOCATION ON MAY 2ND HAVE OPENED DUE TO CANCELLATIONS, AND WILL BE OFFERED UNTIL FILLED. All other seminars in Spring 2014 are FULL. Please see the Fall 2014 listing for more information.

*NOTE: Several seats in the Panama City Location on May 22nd have opened due to cancellations, and will be offered until filled. To register online, please scroll down to the bottom of this page and select the open location. To order by phone, please call the Registrations department at 850-561-5831.

A one day seminar providing a broad overview of ethical and professional issues designed for new lawyers in fulfillment of phase 1 of the Basic Skills Coure Requirement.

The Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So. 2d 634 (Fla. 1988), made Practicing with Professionalism, mandatory for attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988.

Effective on May 12, 2005, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 6-12.3 and Rule 6-12.4. These amended rules state that in addition to attending Practicing with Professionalism, new admittees must attend three "basic" level substantive continuing legal education programs presented by the YLD. The Basic Skills Course Requirement must be completed within the initial 3-year continuing legal education cycle after admission to The Florida Bar or within 2 years after the expiration of any exempt status. The Practicing with Professionalism requirement must be met within the first year of admission to The Florida Bar or one year prior to being admitted to The Florida Bar.

Out-of-State Practitioners, Military lawyers and Governmental lawyers may be exempt from the Basic Skills Course Requirement and should refer to Rule 6-12.4 to determine eligibility for an exemption

8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Opening Remarks

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Professionalism/Ethics Presentation

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Young Lawyer Professionalism Panel

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Overview of the Disciplinary System

11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
LOMAS/Generational Communication

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Chemical Dependency/Stress Management

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
The Florida Bar YLD/Local Bar Associations

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Pro Bono/One Campaign Video

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Judicial Panel Discussion on Professionalism

4:30 p.m.


Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.


Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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