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 martincountybarassociation@msn.com 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:  

  • MCBA Monthly Meeting (Virtual) - September 18, 2020.  Valid through 3/31/2022. Speaker:  Giles Kibbe, SVP and General Counsel Houston Astros and Crane Companies. Credits: 1.0 General 
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting (Virtual) - November 12, 2020.Valid Through 4/30/2022. Speaker:  Congressman Brian Mast, Journalist Ed Killer. Topic:  The St. Lucie River & Estuary.  Credits: 1.0 General
  • How the Ethical Lawyer Can Avoid Technology Traps – Valid through 5/31/2022.  Credits: 1.0 General; 1.0 Ethics; 1.0 Technology.
  • Civil Trial Update & Board Certification Review 2021 – Valid through 8/31/2022.  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.
  • 19th Circuit Voluntary Bar Coalition Town Hall - Valid through 9/30/2022.  Credits:  1.0 General.
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting (Virtual) - Valid Through 10/31/2022.  Speaker: Andrea Andrus, Principal; Andrus Communications.  Topic:  Marketing & Advertising for Lawyers.  Credits:  1.0 General Credit.
  • 2021 Survey of Florida Law(2 copies) - Valid through 12/31/2022.  Credits:  14.5 General; 3.5 Ethics; 0.5 Bias Elimination; 1.5 Professionalism; 3.0 Technology.  Certification Credits:5 Appellate Practice; 2.5 Business Litigation; 2.0 City, County and Local Government; 3.5 Civil Trial; 1.0 Condominium and Planned Development Law; 2.5 Criminal Appellate; 2.5 Criminal Law; 2.0 Elder Law; 1.0 Health Law; 1.0 Intelectual Property; 2.5 Juvenile Law; 1.0 Labor & Employment Law; 3.0 marital & Family Law; 2.0 Real Estate Law; 2.0 State & Federal Gov’t & Administrative Practice; 1.0 Tax Law; 2.0 Wills, Trusts & Estates.
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting – November 19, 2021. Valid through 5/31/2023. Speaker: Judge Robert J. Luck, U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Judicial Circuit. Topic: Martin County’s Legal Impact on State and Federal Law – Part 2. Credits: 0.5 General. Includes speaker notes.
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting – December 17, 2021. Valid through 6/30/2023. Speaker:  Edwin Bell, Director of Racial Justice, Equity & Inclusion National Center for State Courts.  Topic:  Blueprint for Racial Equality. Credits:  1.0 General; 1.0 Bias Elimination.
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting – January 21, 2022.  Valid through 7/31/2023. Speaker:  Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller-Volkoff; Topic:  Afghan Women: Where are They Now? Credits: 1.0 General; 
  • MCBA Monthly Meeting – February 25, 2022.  Valid through 2/28/2023;  Speaker:  Michael Tanner, Esq. Florida Bar President.  Credits: 1.0 General; 1.0 Professionalism.

 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:

  • By Phone at 772-288-5553
  • In person at the Martin County Clerk of the Court & Comptroller, Official Records Division, 100 SE Ocean Blvd, 1st Floor, Stuart, FL 34994
  • By email to CLE@MartinClerk.com. 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 & 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.