The 2020 Florida Bar Annual Convention is going virtual! Read more about it in the Bar News.
Read the latest message to members from Bar President John M. Stewart and President-elect Dori Foster-Morales, which includes important information about recent Bar activities, Convention and the upcoming Board of Governors meeting.
Check the COVID-19 Resources for Voluntary Bars page for online CLE and practice management resources.
The Florida Bar has extended the deadlines for members with three-year cycle CLE reporting in February through July to August 31, 2020.
Status of Board Certification Deadlines and Events
2020 2nd Cycle Exams – The Florida Bar Certification Exams originally scheduled for May 7-8, 2020, have been rescheduled to September 10-11, 2020.
Certification Annual Fees – The April 6, 2020 deadline to pay annual Board Certification fees has been extended to May 15, 2020.
2020 Recertification Applications – Recertification applications have been given an additional three-month extension. The new application deadlines are: 1st cycle recertification – November 30, 2020, and 2nd cycle – January 31, 2021. Please submit your application as soon as it is complete to assist staff in processing the applications.
- 1st Cycle Areas: Admiralty & Maritime; Adoption; Appellate Practice; Aviation; Civil Trial; Condo & Planned Development; Education; Elder; Immigration & Nationality; International Law; Labor & Employment; Marital & Family; Tax
- 2nd Cycle Areas: Antitrust & Trade Regulation; Business Litigation; City, County, & Local Gov.; Construction; Criminal Appellate; Criminal Trial; Health; Intellectual Property; International Litigation & Arbitration; Juvenile Law; Real Estate; State and Federal Gov. & Administrative Practice; Wills, Trusts, & Estates; Workers’ Compensation
Status of Upcoming Meetings & Events
(For a full list of meetings or events impacted by COVID-19, visit the COVID-19 Bar Announcements Archive.)
June 6-7: Entertainment Arts & Sports Law Section Annual Retreat (Amelia Island) – postponed, hopeful reschedule to Winter/Spring 2021.
June 15-19: Annual Florida Bar Convention – now virtual, check the Convention page for updates.
June 19: Trial Lawyers Section Executive Council Meeting (Clearwater Beach) – in-person meeting tentatively scheduled.
July 1-5: Tax Section Organizational Meeting – cancelled.
July 10-11: Voluntary Bar Leaders Conference (Orlando) – postponed to July 16-17, 2021.
Status of Upcoming CLE Events
A quick reminder, that the deadlines for members with three-year cycle CLE reporting in February through July, have been extended to August 31, 2020. Although many in-person CLEs have been cancelled, the 24/7 OnDemand CLE catalog is active and LegalFuel offers many free online CLEs that may be helpful. You can also find online CLE through the COVID-19 Resources for Voluntary Bars page.
If you were registered for any of these events, you will be contacted by The Florida Bar regarding refunds and future scheduling.
May 30: (3587) RPPTL Section Convention CLE Seminar (Orlando) – available on the 24/7 onDemand catalog on June 23rd. (Pre-recorded – no live program).
June 5: (3525) 2020 Practice Before the Supreme Court (Tallahassee) – rescheduled to June 4, 2021.
June 5: (3524) Hot Topics in Evidence 2020 (Orlando) – rescheduled to September 25, 2020 in Tampa.
July 23-25: (3641) RPPTL Legislative Update (Palm Beach) – tentatively rescheduled to August 20-23, 2020.
August 20-23: (3526) 39th Annual Attorney Trust Officer Conference (Palm Beach) – cancelled.
Florida Board of Bar Examiners
The deadline for fall 2019 1L students to file a late student registration was extended to Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Visit the FBBE website for more information and updates.
FBBE has added a FAQ page to assist anyone with questions about Bar exams or other relevant topics.
Bar-Related Classes and Events
Check our law school directory page for direct links to Florida law schools for announcements regarding moving classes online or making cancellations.
Check with your local voluntary bar association for local event cancellations.