CLE Commission Sanctions 168 Attorneys for Noncompliance
The Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education announced today sanctions for 168 attorneys who failed to comply with their CLE requirements.
Of these, 34 were suspended from the practice of law, either for being out of compliance for three consecutive reporting periods or for failing to comply for two consecutive periods and failing to pay their sanction for the last period. Additionally, two attorneys were suspended for failing to comply with new-lawyer training requirements.
All of the 168 attorneys sanctioned today will be required to complete the required CLE and pay a sanction and/or a reinstatement fee ranging from $75-300, depending on the degree of noncompliance.
Attorneys are required to complete a minimum of 24 CLE hours every two years. Judges are required to complete a minimum of 40 CLE hours every two years.
Ohio’s attorneys are split into two groups according to their last names for reporting purposes, with one group required to earn the requisite hours by the end of every even-numbered year and the other required to earn the requisite hours by the end of every odd-numbered year.
Created by Gov.Bar R. X, the commission administers the CLE 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 a complete listing of the sanctioned attorneys.
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