Fla. High Court Is Wrong To Ban CLE Diversity Requirements

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By Sidney Kanazawa (December 17, 2021, 6:15 PM EST) — I wrote the American Bar Association continuing legal education speaker diversity rule that was effectively banned in Florida by the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday.

I wish the court were right that not changing the rules about diversity and inclusion on CLE faculty panels will result in diversity and inclusion on those panels. But sadly, the court is wrong. If we take no proactive steps to change the status quo, the status quo will remain the same.

In a decision on Dec. 16, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed its own rulemaking decision to preclude attorneys from getting any continuing education credit…

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