“Trust, but Verify”: Mandatory CLE Regs for NJ Released
[1/31/10 – 11:30 am] On Friday, the New Jersey Supreme Court released the official regulations that will control the implementation of the mandatory continuing legal education requirement under Rule 1:42 that went into effect on December 18th. The regulations provide for voluntary compliance and recordkeeping. However, all attorneys are required to report their compliance on the annual attorney registration form. The CLE requirement calls for completion of 24 credits over a 2-year period, 12 of which may be earned via distance learning (DVD, internet, etc.). Four of the credits must be related to ethics or professionalism. A failure to comply with the mandatory CLE reporting requirements may subject the offending attorney to an indefinite administrative suspension from the practice of law.
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