Effective January 1, 2017, each member shall complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of approved continuing legal education activity every 3 years. Five of the 33 credit hours must be in approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness programs and 3 of the 33 credit hours must be in approved technology programs which are included in, not addition to, the regular 33 credit hour requirement. If a member completes more than 33 credit hours during any reporting cycle, the excess credits cannot be carried over to the next reporting cycle.
Compliance for the new rule will begin in the member’s next reporting cycle following the January 1, 2017 effective date.
The discussion of Florida's changing Frye/Daubert, procedural/substantive issues was fantastic. Really appreciated the judge input regarding proper impeachment and other in-the-heat-of-battle issues.
Every attorney should have to retake this course at least every 10 years, especially as our views on ethics and professionalism update. Really great, truly enjoyed the social media section and the judges panel. Well done.