What is Florida's CLE requirement?
33 hours every 3 years, including 5 hours in legal ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, mental illness awareness, or bias elimination, and 3 hours in technology.
When is my deadline?
Florida attorneys must comply by the last day of their compliance period.
How do I report my CLE compliance?
To receive your credit for completing this course, simply email the certificate and course outline attachments in this email to the Florida Bar at email@example.com
What if I'm a newly admitted attorney?
New lawyers must complete the Basic Skills Requirement through the completion of CLE programs developed and presented by the Young Lawyers Division of the Florida Bar, which includes the in-person attendance at a 1-day Practicing with Professionalism program, and the completion of 3 elective, basic, substantive CLE programs. Rule 6-12.1 - 6-12.3.
What if I've been inactive or exempt for part of my CLE cycle?
Attorneys whose Florida Bar membership status is inactive are exempt from the CLE requirement, and attorneys whose inactive status ends prior to the end of the reporting period must fulfill the CLE requirements based on the pro rata portion of the non-exempt reporting period.
What if I don't comply by my deadline?
You may be deemed a delinquent member which prohibits you from engaging in the practice of Florida law.
What if I take a CLE course outside of the state?
Courses approved by other state bars are presumptively acceptable for use toward satisfying CLER. The completed application(s) may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax at 850-561-9421. Please note that LexVid's programs are accredited out of state. Upon completion of a LexVid program, you will be provided with these forms and submission instructions.
How are CLE credit hours calculated?
The total length of the program is divided by 50.
Can I carry over extra credit hours?
Sorry, Florida attorneys cannot carry over extra credit hours from one reporting period to another.
How can I contact my state's CLE board?
The Florida Bar Legal Specialization & Education Department
What if I have more questions?
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