Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

Thank you for your interest in the Martin County Bar Association's collection of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminars. The following information is provided to assist with the procedure for use of these materials by members of the legal community. The materials are located in the:
Office of the Martin County Clerk and Comptroller
Official Records Division
100 SE Ocean Boulevard
1st Floor
Stuart, FL 34994

Office hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. If you have any specific questions regarding these instructions, please contact the Official Records Division at 772-288-5553.

CLE CD Circulation Information

  • Item Limit: Patrons are limited to checking out one compact disk (CD) at any one time. Patrons that are not a member of the Martin County Bar Association, must pay a deposit fee of $250 (fully refundable upon return) and a rental fee of $20. All fees are due and payable at the time of checkout. Please issue separate checks payable to the Martin County Bar Association or cash. Non-members must provide a copy of their driver's license with their check. "New Issue" items will be available for use by Martin County Bar Association Members only for one month from the release date.
  • Due Date: The loan period for CLE CDs is two weeks per course.
  • Renewals: Items must be returned on time. Patrons may not renew materials for consecutive periods. Items can be re-let to the same borrower one full week after the initial return date, providing there are no reserve requests attached to the materials. Late returns are subject to a $5 per day fine.
  • Hold-Reserve: Patrons can reserve materials as follows:
    • By Phone at 772-288-5553
    • In person at the:
      Martin County Clerk of the Court and Comptroller
      Official Records Division
      100 SE Ocean Boulevard
      1st Floor
      Stuart, FL 34994
    • By email to Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Martin Clerk. Please include the exact title of the CLE Course to be reserved. A confirming email will be sent within one business day. In addition, an email will be sent when the requested item is available for pickup.
  • Return Materials: Effective June 6, 2016, all materials must be returned to the:
    Martin County Clerk of Court and Comptroller
    Official Records Division
    100 SE Ocean Boulevard
    1st Floor
    Stuart, FL 34994
    Please do not return to the Martin County Library System.
  • Fines and Fees: Overdue fines are charged for materials returned after the due date and apply to both members and non-members. Overdue items will cost $5 per item per day. No fines are charged for holiday closings or days the Martin County Courthouse is closed. Patrons are responsible for the full replacement cost of lost, damaged, or never returned materials. Patrons will be notified when items are 3 days overdue.

Current CLE Seminars Available Include the Following:

  • Parenting Plans from Start to Finish. Valid through August 21, 2021. Credits: Marital and Family Law 7.5 hours; Professional Responsibility 1.0 credit hour; Ethics 1.0 credit hour; Technology 1.0 credit hour.
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting - February 21, 2020. Valid through August 31, 2021. Topic: Diversity and Juvenile Justice; Credits: 2.0 General, 2.0 Bias Elimination; Certification Credits: 2.0 Juvenile Law
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting (Virtual) - August 21, 2020. Valid through January 31, 2022. Speaker: FL Supreme Court Justice Jorge Labarga. Topic: The Role of the Judicial Branch during time of societal division. Credits: 1.0 General
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting (Virtual) - September 18, 2020. Valid through March 31, 2021. Speaker: Giles Kibbe, SVP and General Counsel Houston Astros and Crane Companies. 1.0 General CLE Credit
  • 2020 Survey of Florida Law (2 copies) - Valid through November 30, 2021. Credits: 13.5 General; 3.0 Ethics; 2.0 Mental Illness; 1.0 Professionalism; 3.0 Technology. Certification Credits: 1.0 City, County and Local Government; 1.0 Civil Trial; 1.0 Condominium and Planned Development Law; 2.0 Elder Law; 1.0 Labor and Employment Law; 1.5 Marital and Family Law; 1.0 Real Estate; 1.0 State/Fed Govt and Admin Practice; 1.0 Tax Law; 4.0 Wills, Trusts and Estates.
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting (Virtual) - November 12, 2020. Valid Through April 30, 2022. Speaker: Congressman Brian Mast, Journalist Ed Killer. Topic: The St. Lucie River and Estuary. 1.0 General CLE Credit.
  • 40th Annual Legislative and Case Law Update - Valid through February 28, 2022. Credits: 8.0 General; 1.0 Ethics; 0.55 Technology. Certification Credits: 8.0 Development Law; 8.0 Real Estate; 8.0 Tax Law; 8.0 Wills, Trusts 7 Estates.
  • How the Ethical Lawyer Can Avoid Technology Traps - Valid through May 31, 2022. Credits: 1.0 General; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 Technology.
  • Civil Trial Update and Board Certification Review 2021 - Valid through August 31, 2022. Credits: 15.0 General; 2.0 Ethics; 1.0 Technology.Certification Credits: 15.0 Appellate Practice; 15.0 Business Litigation; 15.0 Civil Trial; 15.0 Criminal Appellate Law; 15.0 Criminal Trial Law; 15.0 Juvenile Law.

The CLE seminars noted are available free of charge to all MCBA members and can be picked up on the first floor of the Constitutional Building of the Martin County Courthouse - Official Records Division, Monday through Friday (8 am to 5 pm).