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 Course 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
*NOTE: Due to overwhelming demand, all Fall 2014 seminar locations have filled to capacity.
If you are unable to complete this seminar by your compliance date, you may request additional time by completing and submitting a BSCR Extension Form.
Additional seminar dates and locations will be available in Spring 2015, and more information about these locations, as well as the anticipated registration opening date, will be released later this Fall. Please check www.floridabar.org/cle for details, which will be posted as information becomes available.
For inquiries related to seminar registration and payment, course content, materials, dates and locations: please call 850-561-5831 (Registrations Department).
For inquiries related to your CLER cycle, BSCR requirements, or BSCR extensions: please call 850-561-5842 (Legal Specialization & Education Department).
8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.
8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
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.
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