Online CLE registration now available

first_img July 1, 2003 Regular News It just got easier to register for the Bar’s continuing legal education courses.Just log on to, click on the “Storefront” link on the navigation bar on the left, find the course you want to take, fill out the electronic registration form, and use your Visa or MasterCard to pay for it.“This gives our members 24-hour-a-day access to sign up for Bar CLE courses and can be done now with just a few clicks on the computer,” said Mike Tartaglia, director of the Bar’s CLE operations. “This is just another step in our efforts to make it easier for our members to stay current on changes in the practice of law and meet their CLE requirements.”Members also may now order Bar CLE books and CLE audio/video tapes online as well.Tartaglia said the Bar’s CLE program provides an ongoing series of educational courses at the basic, intermediate, and advanced levels to keep members up-to-date with the law and the practice of law. Because so many members participate in CLE, it has grown to be the largest single program of The Florida Bar, with some 80 different CLE programs offered 400 times each year.“The new online CLE registration is an alternative to the paper course registrations members have been accustomed to for years,” Tartaglia said.Chris Pollan, the project manager for the Bar’s online CLE registration project, said the online CLE calendar contains listings of live and video presentations, is updated regularly, and is searchable by course title, city, date, sponsor, course number, or topic.“You can type in that you want something in Miami that has tax in the title and hit the search button and it will return a list of all the courses the Bar is offering in Miami that deal with tax issues,” Pollan said. “Once you have the list of courses, you can click on the ones that interest you and that will bring up the full course brochure.”Pollan said to register for a course, lawyers will have to provide their Bar number, date of birth, and the year they became a Bar member. This information is needed to register on the Bar’s storefront, and only has to be done once. Once registered members will come back and put in their username(which is their bar number) and whatever password they have selected. He said the online system is set up to calculate all the costs, even automatically applying section member discounts.The site also will provide links to the hotels or conference centers at which the courses will be held, as well as directions to the facilities and contact phone numbers.Tartaglia said Bar CLE seminar presentations can be found in all of Florida’s major cities, including Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach, Tampa, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami. Online CLE registration now availablecenter_img Online CLE registration now available last_img read more

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