NJ CLE: Complete 24 Hours by December 31

New Jersey attorneys must complete at least 24 hours of NJ CLE each 2 year CLE compliance period. The deadline to complete your required CLE and report your New Jersey CLE compliance is December 31. If you are in NJ CLE Compliance Group 1 you must complete and report your CLE by December 31, 2018. NJ CLE Compliance Deadline* Group 1* January…

FL CLE: New 3 Hour Technology Requirement for Florida Attorneys

In 2017, the Florida Supreme Court approved a new rule requiring Florida lawyers to take technology-related CLE courses. If your Florida CLE compliance is due in 2018 (and most of 2019) you don’t have to worry about it. Florida CLER Technology Requirement For example, if your last reporting cycle ended on 12/31/2016, then you would not be required to complete the technology requirement…

New CLE on the Fourth Amendment and Search Warrants in the Digital Age

Stingrays, GPS and Pings… Oh My!! Yes, recent advances in technology have caused great confusion when it comes to applying the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable searches by the government. The Fourth Amendment Meets the iPhoneIn 1926, Learned Hand noted that it is “a totally different thing to search a man’s pockets and use against him what they contain, from ransacking his…

New CLE: Preventing Trusts and Estates Malpractice

  If you are in business… you will probably get sued. It’s just a fact in our litigious society. And although the law is a profession, lawyers run business and can also expect to be sued. Legal Malpractice Like most attorneys, you probably feel like there is no way you could ever be sued – until that process server shows up at…

NJ CLE: Attorneys Living Outside of New Jersey Might Qualify to Complete 24 CLE Hours Online

New Jersey attorneys are normally allowed to take 12 of the required 24 hours by completing online CLE courses.[1] There are two exceptions, however, that allow all 24 hours to be completed online. The medical and non-resident exception. What is the non-resident CLE exception? You must: (1) Reside in (2) Work in (3) And be licensed in EITHER a mandatory CLE state that…

New CLE: The Hearsay Conundrum

Say it with me, we all know it. “A statement, made out of court, provided for the truth of the matter asserted.” Yes, we can all repeat the definition of hearsay in our sleep. It’s the application of the hearsay rule that’s trips up lawyers and judges alike. Hearsay We all know the hearsay rule it’s the application of rule that trips…

TX CLE: Whose Responsible for Reporting TX CLE Hours??

When you finish CLE courses, CLE providers are required to report your completed TX CLE courses to the State Bar of Texas. However, although MCLE providers are required to report completed CLE courses, Texas is still technically a self-reporting state. TX CLE Reporting Although MCLE providers are required to report completed CLE courses, Texas is technically a self-reporting state. Individual attorneys must…