Tag: FL CLE

Florida CLE: 5 Credit Hours of Legal Ethics Each Compliance Period

Like just about every other attorney across the country, attorneys in Florida have continuing legal education requirements.  The continuing legal education requirement in Florida is called the CLER – or Continuing Legal Education Requirement. Florida calls its mandatory Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program the Florida CLER – Continuing Legal Education Requirement.[1] As part of the Florida CLER, each member of the Florida…

What is CLER?

Every state regulates the conduct of its own attorneys – everything from Bar admissions to requiring a certain amount of pro bono hours every year.  And continuing legal education is no exception.  At this point in time, CLE is mandatory in the majority of states around the country – although there are a few holdovers like Michigan and Maryland. Each state even…

Florida CLE: 30 Online CLE Units

Every state regulates the conduct of its own attorneys – everything from bar admission to the grounds for disbarment … and everything in between.  And continuing legal education is no exception.  Each state across the country determines the continuing legal education (CLE) requirement for attorneys admitted to practice within its borders.  CLER, or Continuing Legal Education Requirement, was adopted by the Supreme…

Florida CLE FAQ

How many CLE units do I have to take? When do I report compliance? Do I need to take legal ethics or professionalism courses? If you are an attorney in Florida, Attorney Credits features an excellent FAQ that answers all of your questions about the CLER (Continuing Legal Education Requirement) in Florida.  We know that the CLE information that you’re looking for…

Top CLE Questions in Florida

While many states use the terminology CLE or MCLE to describe an attorney’s mandatory continuing legal education obligation (or MECLE, mandatory CLE, etc.), Florida is the only state that utilizes CLER.  CLER stands for Continuing Legal Education Requirement. Members of the Bar are subject to a Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER). Each member is assigned a reporting date and required to attend…

Florida CLE: The Floria Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER)

The Florida Supreme Court instituted the Florida CLER (Continuing Legal Education Requirement) in 1988.  The Florida CLER requires all members of The Florida Bar to continue their legal education once they have been admitted to The Florida Bar.[1]  Each three-year compliance cycle every Florida attorney must complete at least 30 hours of approved Florida CLE – including 5 credit hours in the…

Florida CLER

In an earlier post I discussed a fundamental topic –  the use of MCLE versus CLE.  About half of the states use MCLE to describe the minimum amount of CLE that an attorney must complete to remain compliant with the state bar.  The other half of the states do not use MCLE and instead simply call it ‘mandatory CLE.’  And then there…

Florida MCLE: CLER Reporting Affidavit

Florida attorneys must complete 30 CLE credit hours every three years to fulfill their CLER (Continuing Legal Education Requirement).  Each three year compliance period Florida attorneys must also complete at least 5 credit hours in the area of ethics, professionalism, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness.  Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a three year reporting cycle.  You can find…