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Professionalism CLE

Center for Professionalism logoThe Rules Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.3 (b) requires that:

“Each member must complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of approved continuing legal education activity every 3 years. At least 5 of the 33 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness programs, with at least 1 of the 5 hours in an approved professionalism program, and at least 3 of the 33 credit hours must be in approved technology programs.”

These presentations and podcasts are offered at no cost to help you meet your professionalism requirement.

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Well-Balanced Lawyer Series

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The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism presents Never Contemplated, a candid discussion with female judges from across the state about gender bias, professionalism, and civility in the judicial system, hosted by Judge Hetal Desai. The series is available on Buzzsprout and wherever you get your podcasts.

You Have to Understand What You Are Fighting For – Judge Marcia Morales Howard

Recorded March 17, 2021

Judge Howard shares her journey to the bench as well as her passion for performing Naturalization Ceremonies and promoting Civics education. This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4600.

You Cannot Be Afraid of Doing Things for the First Time – Judge Patricia Seitz

Recorded February 5, 2021

The Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism welcomes Judge Patricia Seitz, the first female Florida Bar President to discuss how to shatter glass ceilings. This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4501.

Judge Jessica Costello–Mentors, Friendtors, and Advocates

Recorded December 16, 2020

Judge Costello shares her journey to the bench and the importance of mentoring and giving back. This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4360.

Encouragement and Support Make a Difference—Judge Nina Ashenafi Richardson

Recorded November 18, 2020

Judge Ashenafi Richardson shares her trailblazing story of being a first generation immigrant attorney and her path to the bench. This podcast has been approved for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4315

Disagree Without Being Disagreeable—Judge Andrea Wolfson

Recorded October 14, 2020

Judge Andrea Wolfson discusses the importance of civility, congeniality and community in the legal profession. This podcast has been approved for CLE credit; the credit is .5 CLE (half hour) and includes .5 Professionalism (for the half hour). Course #4223.

Make No Apologies—Judge Rachel Nordby

Recorded September 16, 2020

The Florida Bar’s Henry Latimer Center for Professionalism welcomes Judge Rachel Nordby to share her experience and advice on balancing family and the bench. This podcast has been approved by The Florida Bar Continuing Legal Education Department for 1 hour of General CLE Credit, 0.5 hours of Bias Elimination Credit, and 0.5 hours of Professionalism Credit. Course #4141.

The Science of Working From Home

Recorded June 15, 2020

The Florida Bar Podcast welcomes Judge Robert Hilliard, Rebecca Bandy, and Jack Newton to explore their perspectives on the legal profession’s shift to remote work during the pandemic.

A Conversation About Professionalism

Recorded November 11, 2019

Panelists Ashlea Edwards, Judge Paul Huck, Judge Nelly Khouzam, and Kara Rockenbach join moderator Michael Tanner to discuss current issues surrounding lawyer professionalism.

Jason Silver on Student Education and Admissions to the Bar

Recorded June 28, 2019

Jason Silver of the Student Education and Admissions to the Bar Committee talks about what his committee is doing to serve the Florida law student community.

The State of Professionalism in the Legal Industry

Recorded April 9, 2019

Rebecca Bandy and Adriannette Williams talk about how the Florida Bar is seeking to elevate professionalism among its lawyers.

Helping Lawyers See the Bigger Picture

Recorded January 8, 2018

Listen to Paul Lipton on the Market Leaders podcastBusiness development coach David Akert interviews Paul Lipton, director of Professionalism, Career and Skill Development at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell. This podcast is part of the Market Leaders Podcast series.