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10/05/2013

New CLE Rules in Effect January 1, 2014

The Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education has recommended that the Wyoming Supreme Court amend Rules 4, 6 and 10 of the Rules of the Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education. These proposed revisions went out for comment to the Bar membership from July 10 - August 9, 2013.

The Wyoming Supreme Court has adopted these amendments, and the new rules went into effect January 1, 2014.

The changes include but are not limited to:


  • Active and New Active members will be required to complete a minimum of 15 hours of continuing legal education, including a total of two hours of legal ethics in each calendar year. Emeritus members must complete a minimum of seven hours of continuing legal education including one hour of legal ethics in each calendar year.


  • An attorney may receive a maximum of five hours of legal education credit each calendar year for providing pro bono public service as defined in Rule 6.1 of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. Such credit may be received at the rate of one credit hour for each two hours of pro bono public service, Including (1) performing pro bono public service, (2) acting as a mentor for another attorney who is performing pro bono public service, and (3) acting as a mentor for an eligible law student in accordance with Rule 12, Rules of the Supreme Court of Wyoming Providing for the Organization and Government of the Bar Association and Attorneys At Law of the State of Wyoming.


  • Attorneys may earn no more than six hours of self-study credit in one calendar year.


Click here to see the Rules of the Wyoming State Board of Continuing Legal Education.

Questions? Please don't hesitate to contact Marie Ellis at (307) 432-2103.

     

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