The Florida Bar

Member Services

Continuing Legal Education: The Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program's mission is to assist the members of The Florida Bar in their continuing legal education and to facilitate the production and delivery of quality CLE programs and publications.

CLER/BSCR: Members of the Bar are subject to a Continuing Legal Education Requirement (CLER). Each member is assigned a reporting date and required to attend 30 hours of approved CLE every three years. New lawyers are assisted in the transition from law school to law practice through the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR) classes.

Board Certification : Certification is the highest level of evaluation by The Florida Bar of competency and experience within an area of law, and professionalism and ethics in practice. More than 5,010 Florida lawyers are recognized as specialists in one or more of 26 certification areas.

Benefits & Discounts: Links to discounts and offers available for Florida Bar members.

Practice Resource Institute (PRI): The Practice Resource Institute was created to assist members dealing with all of the business aspects of setting up, managing, merging or closing a professional practice.

Leadership Academy: The Florida Bar Leadership Academy is a multi-session training program designed to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills.

Ethics Opinions: The Florida Bar Ethics department is working hard at helping members negotiate the complicated legal system. Review ethics opinions by subject and access many other resources.

Voluntary Bar Center: A vital part of the legal community, there are more than 250 voluntary bar associations throughout Florida. See what they are doing and how you can be involved.

Diversity: The Florida Bar’s objective is to foster an inclusive environment in which lawyers, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability are motivated to succeed professionally and contribute to the goals of their profession. Here you'll find diversity news, events and resources.

New Members: The Florida Bar is one of the leading organized bars in the nation. Browse the various links to find the services offered by The Florida Bar.

Lawyers Advising Lawyers: Talk with an experienced attorney to learn more about being an attorney or about a new area of law. There are seasoned attorneys available to counsel our next generation of lawyers through Lawyers Advising Lawyers.

Florida Lawyers Assistance: Florida Lawyers Assistance, Inc. is a non-profit corporation created to identify and offer assistance to bar members who suffer from substance abuse, mental health, or other disorders which negatively affect their lives and careers.

[Revised: 03-23-2017]