The Florida CLER – or Continuing Legal Education Requirement – was adopted by the Supreme Court of Florida in 1988. The Florida CLER requires all members of The Florida Bar to continue their legal education by completing Florida CLE courses. Every three year compliance period each member of the Florida Bar must complete 30 FL CLE credit hours, including 5 credit hours in the area of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness.
Over a 3 year period, each Florida Bar member must complete a minimum of 30 credit hours – and at least 5 credit hours must be in the area of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness.
In addition to completing 30 credit hours, Florida attorneys must also report CLE hours completed every three years. Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a three-year reporting cycle. If you do not know your FL CLE reporting date, you may find your reporting date on the mailing label of The Florida Bar News. You will receive a CLER Reporting Affidavit three months before the end of your Florida CLE reporting cycle if you still lack 30 credit hours.
You may find your Florida CLE reporting date on the mailing label of The Florida Bar News.
In order to fulfill your FL CLE reporting requirement you will need to report your completed FL CLE courses online OR return the affidavit with any courses or activities that you are not able to report online. If you are late returning your Affidavit or you do not complete the required FL CLE hours you run the risk of being deemed a delinquent member of the Florida Bar. Delinquent members are prohibited from engaging in the practice of Florida law.
Don’t become a delinquent member, get your Florida CLE done and reported on time! For more information about CLE in Florida please click the following link: Florida CLE.