The ABA has amended its continuing legal education policy to do away with numeric requirements for panel diversity, a move that may bring it into compliance with rules set by the Florida Supreme Court for CLE program accreditation in the state.

“The Florida Bar has reviewed the ABA’s revised Diversity, Equity and Inclusion CLE Policy, and it appears to comply with Rules Regulating the Florida Bar 6-10.3(d),” said Terry Hill, director of the Bar’s Programs Division.

In 2021, the Supreme Court amended Bar rules to ban quotas based on “race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and multiculturalism” for speakers and panelists at Bar-approved CLE programs in response to a Business Law Section policy requiring a minimum number of “diverse” faculty for its CLE programs, saying the policy was setting a quota, something prohibited under court precedents.