Tag: online NJ CLE

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:…

Discriminatory Client Preferences and the Practice of Law

While managing or operating a law practice attorneys must not unlawfully discriminate or knowingly permit unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability during the course of employment or while accepting or terminating representation of a client. But what if it is the client that is asking you to act in a discriminatory manner? Do you have to…

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…

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…

New Jersey CLE: 24 Unit Non NJ Resident Exception

Active New Jersey attorneys must complete 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each two-year compliance period – unless a valid exemption applies.[1]  New Jersey attorneys may complete 12 credit hours each two-year compliance period though online NJ CLE courses offered by Attorney Credits. What is the non-resident exception in New Jersey? BCLE 201:8 states that attorneys admitted to the New…