Tag: FL CLER

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 requirement…

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…

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…

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…