Tag: Florida 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 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 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…