Judges Can Count National Judicial College Instruction for Ohio Requirement
The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted a new way for judges to earn judicial continuing legal education (CLE) credit.
The amendment to Gov.Bar R. IV, Sec. 5(G) allows the Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education to permit judges to receive up to one Ohio Judicial College credit hour for each hour of instruction through the National Judicial College for a maximum of 10 Judicial College credit hours. The new amendment takes effect Aug. 17.
All Ohio judges must complete 40 CLE credit hours every two years. Ten of those 40 CLE hours are required to come from instruction offered by the Ohio Supreme Court Judicial College. Those 10 hours can now also be offered by the National Judicial College.