CLE & TRAINING

The Public Interest Law Section has many experts on a variety of legal issues. We regularly provide training and webinars that meet the Continuing Legal Education requirements for the Florida Bar. Below is a list with links for our current trainings and webinars.

​Immigrant Detention in Florida

Recorded May 13, 2021

Presented by: Andrea Crumrine, Immigration Staff Attorney at Legal Aid Service of Broward County, Jessica Schneider, Director of the Detention Program at Americans for Immigrant Justice, Melissa Marantes, Executive Director and Co-Founder of Orlando Center for Justice. Moderator: Laura Pichardo-Cruz, Executive Director at Hope CommUnity Center. Co-sponsored by Florida Legal Services and the Public Interest Law Section (PILS) of The Florida Bar.

Approved for 1.5 General/Immigration & Nationality Law, State & Federal Government & Administrative Practice, CLE #4937

Approval period: 5/13/21-11/30/22

​Florida Medicaid Expansion: Issues & Impact 

Recorded March 16, 2021

Presented by: Miriam Harmatz, Esq., Advocacy Director & Founder of Florida Health Justice Project and co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Section (PILS) of The Florida Bar.

Approved for 1 General/1 Health Law Certification, CLE #4513

Approval period: 3/16/21-9/30/22

Inclusive Immigrant Outreach

Recorded January 20, 2021

FLS Statewide Training Initiative Co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Section (PILS) Featuring speakers from Florida Rural Legal Services, Hope CommUnity Center & Legal Services of Puerto Rico.

 

Approved for 1 Technology/1 General CLE credit, CLE #4400

Approval period: 1/19/21-7/31/22

FAQs: Representing Immigrant Survivors of Domestic Violence

Recorded December 4, 2020

Co-sponsored by the FLS Statewide Training Initiative & the Public Interest Law Section of the Florida Bar. Presented by Nicole Avila, Esq. of the Holistic Survivor Services program at Florida Legal Services.

CLE #4352 1 General or 1 Immigration & Nationality Law

CLE Approval period: 12/04/20-06/30/22

Immigrant & Farmworker Outreach During a Pandemic

Recorded November 10, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar. Speakers: Joseph Cordova & Veronica Robleto of Florida Legal Services, Robin Lewy at Rural Women's Health Project, and Luci Valdivia Sanchez of Putnam County Schools

Approved for 1 Technology or 1 General CLE credit, CLE #4291

Approval period: 11/10/20-05/31/22

VAWA Protections for Immigrants 

Recorded October 27, 2020

Co-sponsored by the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar & the FLS Statewide Training Initiative

 

Speaker: Ana Bernal Roberts, Esq. @LASOCBA

 

Approved for 1 CLE: #4289 1 General or 1 Immigration credit

Tech Tuesdays: The Digital Divide 

Recorded October 6, 2020

Join Liz Keith & Josh Waldman of Pro Bono Net as they explain how the pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide among the poor and communities of color, the policy landscape for closing the digital divide, and Pro Bono Net's work on digital equity. Thank you to the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar for co-sponsoring.

 

Approved for 1 Technology or General CLE credit CLE #4192

Approval period: 10/06/20-04/30/22

Tech Tuesdays: Virtual Legal Clinics, Media & Rural Outreach 

Recorded September 29, 2020

Charlotte Waters, Communications Manager at Legal Services of North Florida presents tips and lessons learned about running virtual legal clinic, media outreach/connections, and rural outreach.

CLE #4225 1 General & 1 Technology CLE 

Tech Tuesdays: Child Welfare Online Resources 

Recorded September 22, 2020

Tech Tuesdays: Virtual Domestic Violence Hearings 

Recorded August 26, 2020

FLS Statewide Training Initiative & the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar present: Marta Estevez, Deputy Director at Coast to Coast Legal Aid & Jessica Abel, Staff Attorney at Three Rivers Legal Services, as they present about the pros & cons of virtual DV hearings (these tips apply to most virtual hearings).

CLE #4160 1 General 1 Technology

Approval period: 8/25/20-2/28/22

Tech Tuesdays: Microsoft Tools 

Recorded August 11, 2020

FLS Statewide Training Initiative presents: Ilenia Sanchez-Bryson of Legal Services of Greater Miami & Jay Mobley of the Legal Aid Society of the Orange Co. Bar Assoc. present tips & tricks for getting the most out of your Microsoft tools. Thank you to the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar for co-sponsoring this webinar.

 

CLE #4134 1.0 General 1.0 Technology

Approval period: 08/11/2020-02/28/2022

Tech Tuesdays: Social Media/ Websites/ Remote Hiring

Recorded August 4, 2020

Michelle Wargo & Michelle Boyea of Community Legal Services, along with Alisha Hurwood of Coast to Coast Legal Aid, present in partnership with the FLS Statewide Training Initiative. Thank you to our co-sponsor, the Public Interest Law Section of The Florida Bar.

 

CLE #4116 1.0 General 1.0 Technology

Approval Period: 08/04/2020-02/28/2022

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies & the Fair Credit Reporting Act

Recorded October 28, 2019

Voting Rights Law

Recorded May 29, 2019

Fair Housing Law​

 

Recorded April 26, 2019