Membership Information

Continuing Legal Education

Opportunities for continuing legal education are offered by SCBA Practice Sections and by The Florida Bar. Members of the SCBA can check out CLE CDs from the SCBA office at no cost in order to complete their continuing legal education requirements.

Most of the local practice sections schedule at least one continuing legal education program every year. The presentations are usually a half-day in length and are worth 3-4 credit hours with approval from The Florida Bar. Every effort is made to feature local bar members as speakers and to provide comprehensive handouts.


The Sarasota County Bar Association has audio CDs produced by The Florida Bar. Please contact the SCBA office to reserve a CD. CDs may be checked out for a period of seven (7) business days. If you have recently purchased CLE CDs from The Florida Bar and would like to donate them to the SCBA, please contact us.

   CLE CDs Available in the SCBA Office

(Updated December 14, 2015)

Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
Course No. 1902C
Credit Hrs: 105 General/1.0 Ethics
Expires: 11/4/2016

2015 Masters Seminar on Ethics
Course No. 1913C
Credit Hrs: 4.0 General/4.0 Ethics
Expires: 12/26/2016

Hot Topics In Evidence - 2015
Course No. 1847C
Credit Hrs: 7.5 General/1.0 Ethics
Expires: 10/17/2016

Survey of Florida Law 2015
Course No. 2073C
Credit Hrs: 12.5 General/4.0 Ethics
Expires: 11/4/2016

Annual Ethics Update 2014
Course No. 1786C
Credit Hrs: 5.0 General/5.0 Ethics
Expires: 4/3/2016

(Course approvals for CLE are good only for 18 months from production date.  Can be used at any time for CME's)

22nd Annual DRC Conference for Mediators
August 14-16, 2014, Orlando, FL

Course No: 1405028N

Real World Mediation Ethics
2.1 Credits - Ethics

Brief Overview of The Appellate Process and Its Relationship to an Appellate Mediation
2.1 Credits - Appellate

Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Mediation Process
2.1 Credits - Cultural Diversity

Mediator Ethics Plenary
2.1 Credits - Ethics

Stimulating Productive Negotiation: Before During and Sometimes After the Meditation Conference
2.1 Credits - General

Out-of-the-Box and Out-of-the-Courtroom: Private Law, A New Model for Divorce Resolution
2.1 Credits - Family

Practicing Family Mediation in Florida
2.1 Credits - Family

Lawyers', Parties' & Mediators' Roles Within the Standards of Self-Determination
2.1 Credits - General

County MediationTopics
2.1 Credits - General

10 Tips To A Successful Mediation
2.1 Credits - General

Keynote: The Use, Overuse & Misuse of Caucus in Mediation
2.1 Credits - General

Never As Good As the First Time: How to Make Each Mediation Fresh
2.1 Credits - General

Building a Successful Mediation Practice; A Comprehensive Marketing Strategy
2.1 Credits - General

Asking Questions in Mediation? Tell Me More!
2.1 Credits - General

Lost in the Translation
2.1 Credits - Cultural Diversity