Monthly Archives: September 2018

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…

Remembering 9/11

I usually like to stay off social media on days like today.  I happened to come across this poem, however, and I thought I would share the last few lines of the poem.[1] Names etched on the head of a pin. One name spanning a bridge, another undergoing a tunnel. A blue name needled into the skin. Names of citizens, workers, mothers…

New York CLE: How Do I report that I completed my NY CLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

Experienced attorneys are those attorneys that have been admitted to the New York State Bar Association for more than two years. Experienced New York attorneys are required to complete at least 24 NY CLE credit hours each 2 year reporting cycle.[1] NY CLE Reporting & Compliance Reporting Cycle: 2 years Compliance Deadline: Birth date Reporting Deadline: 30 days after your birthday Towards…

New CLE: Anatomy Fundamentals for Attorneys

In briefs and during mediation – and especially in court – personal injury attorneys must be able to adequately convey their knowledge of anatomy to experts, the judge and most importantly the jury.   Attorneys & Anatomy From car accidents to botched surgeries, many legal cases require lawyers to wear their doctor hats and have in-depth knowledge of the anatomy of the…

NY CLE: New York CLE FAQ

How many NY CLE hours do I need to complete?  How many ethics hours are required?  When do I report compliance?  Do providers report my completed courses? Are there special requirements for newly admitted attorneys? Top NY CLE Questions As an “experienced” New York attorney, what is my CLE requirement? Experienced New York attorneys must complete a total of 24 NY CLE hours…