Attorneys that have been admitted to the New York Bar for more than 2 years are considered to be experienced attorneys. Experienced attorneys in New York must complete a total of 24 NY CLE credit hours during each biennial reporting cycle.
Illinois attorneys must now complete 4 hours of Professional Responsibility, 1 hour of Diversity & Inclusion and 1 hour of Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Illinois is a self-reporting state. All Illinois attorneys are required to report compliance, non-compliance or exemptions at the end of the attorney’s 2 year Illinois MCLE reporting period.
If your last name starts with A-G and you haven’t completed your CA CLE you still have time. If you comply with your CA MCLE requirement by June 30, then you will only have to pay a $75 late fee and you can avoid being suspended.
The goal of this CLE program is to lay out some of the different people groups that you represent and leave you with a better understanding of Arabic-speaking clients. This course qualifies for Professionalism and Bias credits in numerous states.
Illinois attorneys are now required to take one hour of Diversity & Inclusion CLE and one hour of Mental Health & Substance Abuse CLE as part of their 6 hour Professional Responsibility requirement.
Experienced attorneys that are licensed to practice in New York may complete all 24 hours through online and downloadable NY CLE courses — in addition to courses on Compact Disc (CD).
Recognizing conflicts at the outset of the representation is key to avoiding ethical headaches and disqualification. Properly deploying conflict software, conflict waivers and engagement letters can prevent many potential problems.
Illinois attorneys must now complete the new required hour of Bias & Diversity and Mental Health & Substance Abuse.
What effect, if any, will the popular CBS TV drama “Bull” have on your jurors? Unfortunately, many trial attorneys do not have several million dollars to hire anything like Dr. Bull’s company. We are on our own to determine the best narrative and jurors.