First impacts attorneys with M-Z last names
continuing legal education (CLE) changes mean attorneys will not need
to file a final reporting transcript. According to the Office of
Attorney Services, attorneys are no longer required to file the
transcript, which used to be due by the end of January the following
change first impacts attorneys whose last names begin with the letters M
through Z and in the 2013/2014 biennial compliance period. It applies
to those whose biennial compliance period ends Dec. 31, 2014.
November 2012, the Ohio Supreme Court adopted amendments that double
the number of online credit hours attorneys can 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. The final report states attorneys’ CLE activities every two
years to make sure they are in compliance with Ohio’s CLE requirements.
CLE changes also impact judges, magistrates and new lawyers. The Office
of Attorney Services has compiled several reference guides on its website to provide guidance to Ohio’s legal professionals about what those changes entail. There are separate charts
to compare the current and amended rules. There are also FAQs with
several frequently asked questions and answers about the current and
amended CLE rules for attorneys, judges and new lawyers.
Content courtesy of Court News Ohio.