Continuing Legal Education

Amendments to the Rules for the Government of the Bar of Ohio and the Government of the Judiciary of Ohio effective January 1, 2014

Comparison charts and FAQs are being provided as a courtesy to assist attorneys, judges, magistrates, acting judges, and new lawyers with the transition to the new rules effective January 1, 2014. It is strongly encouraged that those affected by these rule amendments consult the new rules to ensure proper compliance.

Additional information and resources will be added as they become available. Please check back for updates.

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CONTACT INFORMATION

Continuing Legal Education
Supreme Court of Ohio
65 South Front Street, 5th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3431

Phone: 614.387.9320
Fax: 614.387.9329
E-mail: CCLE

Director:
Susan B. Christoff, Esq.

Active attorneys and attorneys registered for corporate status must complete and report 24 hours of accredited CLE activities every two years. Fulltime, part-time, and retired judges must complete and report 40 hours of accredited CLE activities. Magistrates and acting judges must complete and report 24 hours of accredited CLE activities every two years. Judges, acting judges, and magistrates also have a Judicial College requirement. CLE requirements are contained in Gov. Bar R. X and Gov. Jud. R. IV and are administered by the Commission on Continuing Legal Education and the Office of Attorney Services.

Late Compliance

Notices of noncompliance were mailed in March to A-L attorneys and judges who did not comply with the continuing legal education requirements for the 2012/2013 reporting period, which ended December 31, 2013. The notice of noncompliance indicates the deficiencies for the reporting period and the late compliance fee assessed. If you do not receive a notice of noncompliance or a postcard of compliance in March, please contact our office at 614.387.9320.

To return to compliance status: attorneys and judges who are out of compliance with the continuing legal education requirements for the 2012/2013 reporting period must remove the hour deficiencies on or before April 30, 2014. To submit a request for late compliance, a Continuing Legal Education Late Compliance Reporting Form (Form 19) should be completed providing evidence of the continuing legal education activities that have been completed to remove the deficiencies for the 2012/2013 reporting period. The form should include the date, title, activity code number, and the number of hours completed. Requests for late compliance must be submitted with the late compliance fee, postmarked on or before May 31, 2014. Failure to submit the request for late compliance by the May 31, deadline, will result in the Commission issuing a monetary sanction and/or suspension from the practice of law.

To return to compliance status from a New Lawyers Training deficiency:  new attorneys who are out of compliance with the New Lawyers Training requirements for the 2012/2013 reporting period ending December 31, 2013, must remove the New Lawyers Training deficiencies to avoid suspension from the practice of law. For a complete list of New Lawyers Training courses being offered, please check the Approved CLE/New Attorney Activity link, and select New Attorney in the drop down box. To submit a request for late compliance, a Continuing Legal Education Late Compliance Reporting Form (Form 19) should be completed providing evidence of the new lawyers training activities that have been completed to remove the deficiencies for the 2012/2013 reporting period. The form should include the date, title, activity code number, and the number of hours completed. Requests for late compliance must be submitted with the late compliance fee, postmarked on or before May 31, 2014. Failure to submit the request for late compliance by the May 31, deadline, will result in the Commission issuing a monetary sanction and/or suspension from the practice of law.

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