Supreme Court Announces Changes to Continuing Education Rules for Lawyers
June 12, 2012
Proposed continuing legal education (CLE) changes announced by the Ohio Supreme Court would double the number of online credit hours attorneys could earn, allow attorneys to earn a portion of their CLE hours by engaging in approved pro bono activities, and eliminate the requirement to file final reporting transcripts.
Under one of the proposed changes, an attorney donating six hours of pro bono legal services in a case referred by an approved organization would be entitled to one hour of CLE credit. The change was proposed to the Court by the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) on the recommendation of the Appellate District Pro Bono Project, a collaboration between the Foundation and the OSBA. To read more, click here.