The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program provides quality legal education courses to members of The Florida Bar.
- Search Calendar / Register Online
- Tentative Schedule of 2017-2018 Courses (Subject to Change)
- CLE General Information
- 24/7 Online and downloadable CLE: Catalog of Courses
- Audio CD/DVD List & Order Form
- Order Online
- Historical Video Series – Available from the Center for Professionalism for either $25 or $35 each plus tax. Each interview is approved from a half hour (.5) to one and half (1.5) hour of professionalism CLE credit (except where noted no CLE credit is available).
- Post your CLE course credits
- Check your CLE credit history
- Continuing Legal Education Requirement & Basic Skills Course Requirement – Information and forms.
- Board Certification Information and View Credit History
Effective January 1, 2017, each member shall complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of approved continuing legal education activity every 3 years. Five of the 33 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness programs and 3 of the 33 credit hours must be in approved technology programs which are included in, not addition to, the regular 33 credit hour requirement. If a member completes more than 33 credit hours during any reporting cycle, the excess credits cannot be carried over to the next reporting cycle. Compliance for the new rule will begin in the member’s next reporting cycle following the January 1, 2017 effective date.
Basic Skills Course Requirement
Members now have the option to complete the BSCR phase I, Practicing with Professionalism, online via the 24/7 downloadable delivery system or live at one of the locations offered by the Young Lawyers Division.
Effective January 1, 2016, new lawyers or members completing Phase II of the Basic Skills Course Requirement through The Florida Bar’s 24/7 online or downloadable delivery system will have the option of completing three single Basic programs (a single course of at least 7 one-hour segments) or by completing 21 individual segments, or any combination of the two, as long as the member has completed a total of 21 one-hour segments within their first three years of admission. Completing three Basic level CLE courses will still satisfy Phase II of the BSCR and is equal to completion of 21 segments. If a member is only interested in completing certain segments of a single program, those segments will be made available online individually. Members can choose to complete an entire program title or individual segments of various programs as long they complete a total of 21 segments. Completion of a single program title is equal to completion of 7 segments.
The Florida Bar produces more than 40 legal publications/
law practice manuals that are made available through a collaborative marketing agreement with LexisNexis.
These titles are available at Lexis.com Bookstore
The rule requires that you have 30 total hours of continuing education each cycle. Your total hours will appear as “General” on the website when you enter credits or check your hours. 5 of the 30 hours must be in ethics or professionalism. You still need 30 total hours. In other words, your “General” column must equal 30. The Ethics/Professionalism column must equal 5. You do not add General + Ethics/Professionalism to determine total number of hours.