CLE transcript deadline approaching on January 31
The Ohio Supreme Court Office of Attorney Services today reminded attorneys with last names beginning with the letters M through Z that they must file a report of their compliance with the continuing legal education hour requirement on or before January 31.
Attorneys may file their transcripts electronically through the online site or by mail. Online transcripts must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, January 31, 2013. Mailed transcripts must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2013.
Attorneys are required to complete 24 CLE hours, including one hour of instruction on ethics, one hour of instruction on professionalism, and a half-hour of instruction on substance abuse, every two years. Judges have an increased hour requirement of 40 hours every two years and also must attend Judicial College courses.
Attorneys whose last names begin with the letters M through Z are required to earn their hours by the end of every even-numbered year, which encompasses the current reporting period that covers the years 2011 and 2012. Attorneys then must file a report of their compliance on or before January 31 of the year following their two-year reporting period. Ohio’s attorneys are split in two groups according to the alphabetical listing of their last name for reporting purposes.
Attorneys must file their final reporting transcript regardless of whether they have taken the requisite number of CLE hours. Attorneys who fail to comply with either the hour or reporting requirements will be subject to late fees and may be sanctioned or suspended from the practice of law.
Reporting transcripts were mailed in December and reminder emails were sent this morning. Call 614.387.9320 with any questions.