Florida Bar became the first in the country to mandate that attorneys
take continuing legal education courses in technology. The Florida
Supreme Court approved the changes last Thursday.
attorneys were previously required to have 30 hours of CLE credits
every three years, but the ruling increases that requirement to 33
hours, with those additional hours in technology-related courses.
must be knowledgeable on the benefits and risks associated with
technology in their practice areas,” explained John M. Stewart, who
chaired The Florida Bar Board of Governors Technology Committee. That
committee did a three-year study on the future practice of law before
making this recommendation.
No such similar move has been proposed in Iowa at this time.
Read the entire opinion from the Florida Supreme Court.