Tag: New Jersey CLE

New Jersey CLE FAQ

Do you have questions about your New Jersey CLE requirement?  Do you need to know how to report your NJ CLE compliance – or how many legal ethics credits you need each annual compliance period?  Do you need to know how many online NJ CLE courses you can take you can take each year? Or what the non-resident exception is? New Jersey…

New Jersey CLE: December 31 NJ CLE Deadline

For many New Jersey attorneys the day of reckoning is almost here.  That’s right…. it’s almost time to get started on that New Jersey CLE requirement! New Jersey CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements Reporting Cycle: 2 years Compliance Deadline: December 31 Reporting Deadline: December 31 And I know that many attorneys across the country have turned procrastination into an art form.  We…

New Jersey CLE Compliance Groups

Active New Jersey attorneys must complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every two year NJ CLE compliance period.[1]  Of the required 24 NJ CLE credit hours, at minimum of four (4) credit hours must be completed in the area of ethics and/or professionalism. New Jersey CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements Reporting Cycle: 2 years Compliance Deadline:…

Sobering Side of the Legal Profession

The NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse) estimates that 10% of the United States population is alcoholic or chemically dependent.  In the legal profession, the abuse may exceed 20%.  A recent study has suggested that 90% of serious attorney disciplinary matters involve alcohol abuse – and further studies indicate that over 60% of all malpractice claims involve alcohol abuse. “I…

An Epidemic Among Lawyers: Depression, Substance Abuse, and Suicide

Substance abuse and mental health in the legal profession have recently been in the headlines quite a bit lately … and for good reason.  Substance abuse and addiction are two of the main health concerns in the United States and the concern is even greater in the legal profession.  NIAAA (National Institute on Alcohol and Alcohol Abuse) estimates that about 10% of…

When Bias Turns to Bullying: Strategies for Dealing with High Conflict People

Often times, bullying is simply bias in action.  When someone acts on bias, it often leads to the unfair treatment of another person … which then leads to bullying.  And unfortunately, from opposing counsel to high conflict clients, the legal system is loaded with bullies that are driven by their biases.  So how do you deal with these bullies in the legal…

Top CLE FAQ in New Jersey

New Jersey recently made CLE mandatory for its attorneys.  When the mandatory CLE program first began in New Jersey, attorneys were required to complete 12 credits hours.  The requirement has since been bumped up to 24 mandatory CLE credit hours every two years. An attorney holding a license to practice in this State shall be required to participate in a program of…

New Jersey CLE: NJ CLE Compliance & Reporting Deadline is December 31

New Jersey attorneys are rapidly running out of time to complete the mandatory New Jersey CLE requirement.  The deadline to complete and report CLE compliance in New Jersey is December 31. Without a valid exemption, active New Jersey attorneys must complete at least 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each two-year New Jersey CLE compliance period.  Of the required twenty-four…