Tag: FL CLE

FL CLE: New 3 Hour Technology Requirement for Florida Attorneys

In 2017, the Florida Supreme Court approved a new rule requiring Florida lawyers to take technology-related CLE courses. If your Florida CLE compliance is due in 2018 (and most of 2019) you don’t have to worry about it. Florida CLER  Technology Requirement For example, if your last reporting cycle ended on 12/31/2016, then you would not be required to complete the technology…

New CLE: The Hearsay Conundrum

Say it with me, we all know it. “A statement, made out of court, provided for the truth of the matter asserted.” Yes, we can all repeat the definition of hearsay in our sleep. It’s the application of the hearsay rule that’s trips up lawyers and judges alike. Hearsay We all know the hearsay rule it’s the application of rule that trips…

FL CLE: 30 CLE Hours or 33 CLE Hours??

The Florida Supreme Court approved a new rule on 1/1/2017 requiring Florida attorneys to complete technology-related CLE courses. If your Florida CLE compliance is due in the next couple years you don’t have to worry about it. FL CLER – Technology Requirement The first Florida attorneys that need to complete 33 hours – including 3 hours of technology – have compliance dates…

New CLE on Franchise Law & the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

Franchise law is a specialized area of law that is fairly regulated by both federal law and various state laws. Knowing the intricacies of how franchising and franchise law work can enhance your skill sets as a practitioner and help you better assist your business clients. Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) must include 23 items and it includes…

New CLE on IP Protection & the Cannabis Industry

Yes, the cannabis industry is growing like a weed… a well-watered weed. Since states have begun legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational purposes, consumer demand has skyrocketed. The Cannabis Industry & IP Protection Marijuana sales are projected to exceed $20 billion annually within the next few years. As this new legal industry grows exponentially, so too do the intellectual property issues associated…

FL CLE: All 30 Hours (33 in some cases) May be Completed by Online Florida CLE Courses

Florida attorneys must complete at least 30 total Florida CLE credit hours every 3 years, including 5 credit hours of legal ethics.  For future CLER compliance, Florida attorneys will need to complete 33 hours every 3 years.[1]  However, this new 33 hour requirement (and technology requirement) does not a apply for another few more years.[2] Florida CLE Requirement  Florida attorneys are allowed…

FL CLE – 3 Hour Technology Requirement

The Florida Supreme Court recently approved a new rule requiring Florida lawyers to take technology-related CLE courses. If your Florida CLE compliance is due in the next couple years you don’t have to worry about it. FL CLER – Technology Requirement For example, if your last reporting cycle ended on 12/31/2016, then you would not be required to complete the technology requirement…