Law Library Update

CLE seminars are available free of charge to all MCBA members through the Clerk of Court Office - Official Records Division at the Martin County Courthouse (1st Floor). Non-members may rent them for a fee. If you have new seminar suggestions, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for consideration.

The Law library has relocated to the first floor reference area of the main branch of our Martin County library system, The Blake Library at 2351 SE Monterey Road in Stuart, with expanded hours of access to library patrons. Legal research assistance will continue to be offered Monday through Thursday (Noon to 4:00 p.m.); Blake Library hours are Monday – Thursday (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) with all other days open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. except for Sunday (closed).

Current CLE Seminars Available Include the Following:

  • 2018 Annual Wealth Protection Program. Valid through 11/4/2019.  Credits: 8.0 General; Certification Hours: 3.0 Business Litigation, 1.0 Marital & Family Law, 8.0 Tax Law, 8.0 Wills Trusts & Estates
  • Nuts & Bolts: The New Florida Statute 825.1035 (Elder Law).  Valid through 11/16/2019. Credits: 2.5 General; Certification Hours: 2.5 Elder Law
  • Survey of Florida Law 2018 - (2 copies).  Valid through 11/15/2019.  Credits: 13.5 General; 1.0 Ethics; 3.0 Technology; 0.5 Mental Illness; 0.5 Substance Abuse. Certification Hours (Max 2.0 hours): 2.0 Business Litigation; 2.0 Civil Trial; 1.0 Elder Law; 0.5 Health Law; 1.0 Labor & Employment Law; 2.0 Marital & Family Law; 1.0 State/Federal Government & Administrative Practice; 1.0  ax Law; 1.5 Workers’ Compensation
  • Basic Discovery 2018.  Valid through 4/12/2020.  Credits:  7.0 General, 1.0 Technology CLE Credits
  • Probate Law 2018 Seminar.  Valid through 5/2/2020. Credits: 8.0 General, 1.0 Ethics; Certification Hours: 8.0 Elder Law, 8.0 Wills, Trusts & Estates; 1.0 Marital & Family Law
  • Bankruptcy Law & Practice; View From the Bench 2018: Valid through 5/8/2019. Credits: 4.5 General, 1.5 Professional Responsibility; 1.5 Ethics; 4.5 Business Litigation.
  • Annual Ethics Update: Back to Basics, The ABC’s of Ethics.  Valid through 5/9/2020. Credits: 5.0 General and 5.0 Ethics
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting – December 21, 2018.  Valid through 6/21/2020.  Topic: Ethical Issues Related to Legal Advocacy.  Credits: 1.0 General CLE Credit and 1.0 Ethics CLE Credit. 
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting February 15, 2019.  Valid through 8/15/2020. Topic:  Diversity.  Credits: 1.0 General and 1.0 Bias Elimination CLE Credit.
  • 2019 John Romano’s Workhorse Seminar.  Valid through 8/31/2020.  Credits: 54.0 General; 7.0 Ethics; 3.0 Technology CLE Credits.  50.0 Civil Trial Certification Credits
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting March 15, 2019.  Valid through 9/15/2020.  Topic:  State of the Florida Bar.  Credits: 1.0 General CLE Credit. 
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting April 19, 2019.  Valid through 10/31/2020. Topic:  Cyber Security Trends of 2019 and How to Protect Yourself.  Credits:  1.0 General; 1.0 Technology CLE Credits.
  • MCBA Monthly Lunch Meeting - August 16, 2019.  Valid through 2/28/2021. Topic:  State of the The Florida Bar. Credits:  1.0 General CLE Credit and 1.0 Technology CLE Credit.  


CLE Information

Thank you for your interest in the Martin County Bar Association’s collection of 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 Blvd., 1st Floor. Office hours are 8:00 am – 5:00 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 (1) 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 $25. All fees are due and payable at 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 license with their check. “New Issue” items will be available for use by Martin County Bar Association Members only for one month from release date.

Due Date: The loan period for CLE CD’s 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:

Return Materials: Effective June 6, 2016, all materials must be returned to the Martin County Clerk of Court & Comptroller, Official Records Division, 100 SE Ocean Blvd., 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 $5.00 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.