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 April 17, 2015)

 Florida Law Update 2014
Course No. 1909C
Credit Hrs: 7.0 General/1.0 Ethics
Expires: 12/26/2015

Maintaining a Trustworthy Trust Account
Course No. 1902C
Credit Hrs: 1.5 General/1.5 Ethics
Expires: 11/4/2015

2014 Masters Seminar on Ethics
Course No. 1761C
Credit Hrs: 4.0 General/4.0 Ethics
Expires: 12/27/2015

Hot Topics In Evidence - 2014
Course No. 1682C
Credit Hrs: 7.5 General/1.0 Ethics
Expires: 9/21/2015

Survey of Florida Law 2014
Course No: 1903C
Credit Hrs: 12.0 General/3.5 Ethics
Expires: 11/9/2015

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

Pre-Screening for Domestic Violence: How To Do It and Why Its Important
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits Domestic Violence/General

Bypassing Impasse: Practical Strategies
Course No: 1304363N
201 CME Credits General

Navigating Once Familiar Waters When the Charts Have Changed: People Skills and Ethical Considerations In A Changing ADR World
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits Ethics/General

Opening Keynote, How Apology and Forgiveness Affects Decision Making in Mediation
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits General

Are You an Ethical Negotiator in Mediation?
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits Ethics/General

The World is Your Turnip? Gender Differences in Negotiation and Ethical Considerations for Mediators
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits Cultural Diversity/General

Domestic Violence: It's Not Just A Family Thing
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits Domestic Violence/General

10 Ways A Mediation Can Go Wrong-Mistakes and Missteps From the Trenches
Course No: 1304363N
2.1 CME Credits General