Affiliate Outreach Conference (AOC)
Awards & Grants
The YLD’s Grants Committee has the privilege of awarding grants to the YLD’s Affiliates for their use in creating, developing, and executing related local programming for the benefit of young lawyers, law students, and the public. The Grants Committee solicits and screens applications, and then ultimately awards the approved grants to the YLD’s Affiliates. For more information on the YLD’s available Grants and the applicable deadlines, please visit https://flayld.org/affiliates/grants/.
Basic Skills Course (CLE)
On April 21, 1988, the Florida Supreme Court in The Florida Bar Re: Amendment to Rules Regulating The Florida Bar, Rule 6-12.1 (Basic Skills Course Requirement, 524 So.2d 634 (Fla. 1988), mandated that all attorneys admitted to The Florida Bar after October 1, 1988 attend the Practicing with Professionalism seminar and delegated the implementation of the seminar to The Florida Bar YLD. As of January 1, 1998, the Supreme Court of Florida approved a change to the rule which stated that in addition to attending Practicing With Professionalism, new lawyers must attend two “basic” level substantive continuing legal education courses presented by the YLD. Since then, the Florida Supreme Court changed the requirement to three “basic” level substantive continuing legal education courses presented by the YLD.
On February 4, 2010, the Florida Supreme Court approved amendments to the Basic Skills Course Requirement (BSCR), which will affect all newly admitted attorneys in Florida. Under the amended rules, newly admitted attorneys will now be permitted to satisfy the BSCR by watching the Basic CLEs online, self-reporting their credit and retaining a copy of their certificate of completion for auditing purposes.
More information on the Basic Skills Courses can be found at: https://flayld.org/cle/bscr-faq/