December 28, 2009
CLE Suspensions In Ohio
From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court:
The Commission on Continuing Legal Education today issued sanctions against 356 attorneys who failed to comply with the continuing legal education requirements for the 2009 reporting period.
Included in today’s sanctions were 68 attorneys who were also suspended from the practice of law for failing to comply with their continuing legal education requirements.
Attorneys are required to complete a minimum of 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years. Judges are required to complete a minimum of 40 hours of continuing legal education every two years.
Ohio’s attorneys are split in two groups according to the alphabetical listing of their last name for reporting purposes, with one group required to report by the end of every even-numbered year and the other required to report by the end of every odd-numbered year. The sanctions issued today are for attorneys who were required to complete their hours by Dec. 31, 2008, and file their report by Jan. 31, 2009.
The Commission on Continuing Legal Education is created by Gov. Bar R. X and administers the continuing legal education requirements imposed on attorneys and judges pursuant to that rule and Gov. Jud. R. IV. The Commission also accredits programs and activities that satisfy Ohio's mandatory CLE requirements.
View the complete list of attorneys sanctioned today.
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