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Florida CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Florida attorney or a Florida newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Florida’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Florida CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement33 credits every 3 years
Categories1 professionalism 
4 legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness 
3 technology 
25 general
CLE Compliance deadlineEach attorney is assigned a date to complete CLE credits. Dates are staggered to balance the number of members reporting each month.
CLE Reporting deadlineMust report by the last day of assigned month.
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Florida attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.
CarryoverNo, carryover is not allowed
CLE reporting instructionsAttorneys must report their own attendance to the Florida Bar by logging in to their member portal.

Florida CLE Requirements

Florida-licensed attorneys must complete 33 credits every 3 years. Those 33 credits must include 5 credits in the areas of ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse or mental illness awareness and 3 credits in technology.

Quimbee CLE courses for Florida attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.

  • Attend approved CLE courses, in person or delivered via live or recorded technology.

  • Lecturing at an approved CLE program

  • Serving as a workshop leader or panel member

  • Writing and publishing in a professional publication or journal

  • Teaching (graduate law or law school courses)

  • University attendance (graduate law or law school courses)

Each member of the Florida Bar is assigned a date to complete CLE credits. Dates are staggered to balance the number of members reporting each month. At least three months prior to the end of your reporting cycle, you will receive an email reminding you of your due date.

No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Florida attorneys must complete two phases of the Basic Skills Course Requirement. Phase I must be completed within 12 months of being admitted to the Florida Bar.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Florida attorneys must by report that they have completed their CLE requirement by the last day of the member’s assigned month.

Throughout the reporting cycle, Florida attorneys can post the CLE credits that they earn by logging in to their Member Portal and entering the course reference number from the course provider.

Resources

Newest Florida courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.