The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Young Lawyers Division present
Practicing with Professionalism Spring 2012

Course Classification: Basic Level
Live Presentations (10 locations): January 12, 2012 - May 11, 2012
Miami • Orlando • West Palm Beach • St. Petersburg
Dania Beach • Jacksonville • Tallahassee • Panama City

Course No. 1368R

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 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 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOMAS/Generational Communication

12:30 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 Video

3:00 p.m. – 3:1 5 p.m.

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

4:30 p.m.

Registrants will receive an electronic admission card prior to the scheduled course date via e-mail. If The Florida Bar does not have your e-mail address, contact the Order Entry Department at 850-561-5831, two days prior to the event for confirmation.

**Please make sure The Florida Bar has your email address on your member profile as these email notifications are automatically generated**


This CLE course will feature an electronic notification in lieu of a printed admission card for all live presentations. The electronic notification (via e-mail) is sent several days in advance of the live course presentation.

Print the attached PDF brochure for more detailed information.


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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