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CLE reporting deadlines extended again; online CLE is available

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CLE LogoThe deadlines for members scheduled to report their three-year cycle CLE reporting or Basic Skills Course Requirement in February, March, April, May, June, or July have been extended to August 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This extension was already in place for those required to report in February through May and has now been expanded to those whose deadlines were set for June and July, said Terry Hill, director of the Bar’s Programs Division.

The Bar’s 24/7 OnDemand CLE catalog is active, but many upcoming in-person CLE programs have been canceled, and processing orders and shipping CLE CDs and CLE DVDs are suspended.

LegalFuel: The Practice Resource Center of The Florida Bar also offers a host of free on-demand education programs, available at www.legalfuel.com/free-cle.

LegalFuel Director Jonathon Israel says the center currently offers 90 complimentary programs online that provide 119.5 hours of general CLE credit, including:

• 5 hours of ethics

• 71 hours of technology

• 8 hours of mental-health awareness

• 5 certification credits

In order to satisfy the Basic Skills Course Requirement, one must complete Practicing with Professionalism online or in person at one of the locations provided by The Florida Bar. New lawyers or members completing Phase II of the BSCR will be able to fulfill this requirement by participating in the 24/7 online CLE version via the YLD’s downloadable delivery system. Members 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.

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