Tag: FL CLE

FL CLE: Will I Get Notice About My Reporting Deadline

Florida attorneys must complete at least 30 total Florida CLE credit hours every 3 years, including 5 credit hours of legal ethics. Florida Bar members are also required to report compliance with the FL CLER (continuing legal education requirement) every three years.[1] If you fail to complete and report the required FL CLE hours you can be fined and suspended from the…

CLE FAQ on CLE Requirements

One thing I’ve learned about CLE is that the rules of each state are completely different and many attorneys aren’t even aware of the most basic requirements. Total credits, the legal ethics requirement, compliance and reporting deadlines – there is a lot of information to keep track of. And this takes on even more importance when you get audited because your ability…

FL CLER: Technology CLE Required

The Florida Supreme Court just approved a new rule requiring Florida lawyers to take technology-related CLE courses. On Thursday September 29, the Court issued a short opinion adopting The Florida Bar’s proposal for mandatory technology FL CLE hours. FL CLER – Technology Requirement[1] We amend subdivision (b) (Minimum Hourly Continuing Legal Education Requirements) to change the required number of continuing legal education…

FL CLE: Late Reporting or CLER Non-Compliance

Every three-years Florida attorneys must complete at least 30 total FL CLE credit hours, including 5 credit hours of legal ethics.[1] Florida Bar members are also required to report compliance with the FL CLER (continuing legal education requirement) every three years.[2]  If you fail to complete and report the required 30 Florida CLE hours, then you will be deemed delinquent. All Reporting Affidavits…

FL CLE: Can I Carry CLE Hours Forward to the Next Compliance Period?

Members of the Florida Bar are subject to the CLER. Florida attorneys must complete and report 30 total FL CLE credit hours every three-year reporting cycle to fulfill the CLER.[1] This compliance and reporting requirement is called the Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER) in Florida. Florida does NOT allow CLER credit hours to be carried over from one compliance period to the…

The Florida CLER

Members of the Florida Bar are subject to the CLER. The CLER stands for “Continuing Legal Education Requirement.” Each Florida attorney is assigned a reporting date and required to complete 30 hours of approved Florida CLE every three years. Non-Compliance with the Florida CLER If you fail to complete and report the required 30 FL CLE hours you can be suspended from…

FL CLE: The Florida CLE Reporting Deadline

Florida attorneys must complete and report 30 total FL CLE credit hours every three-year reporting cycle.[1] Your FL CLE reporting cycle is chosen randomly by a computer program. This compliance and reporting requirement is called the Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER) in Florida. Your Florida CLE Reporting cycle is chosen randomly by a computer program. The Florida Bar will send you a…