CLE and Annual Registration Changes

The most recent Pennsylvania Bulletin includes actual and proposed changes to CLE and annual registration procedures that may be of interest to Pennsylvania lawyers generally.

  • The Rules for Continuing Legal Education have been amended to allow some CLE credits for some kinds of pro bono work. “Order Amending Rules 106 and 108 of the Pennsylvania Rules for Continuing Legal Education and Approving Amendments to Regulations §§ 1, 5 and 13 of the Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations; No. 905 Supreme Court Rules Docket” (1/31/2022), 52 Pa.B. 964 (2/12/2022).
  • Changes are being proposed to the Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement, the focus of which is a rewrite of the rules for annual attorney registration to “improve readability, consistency, and flow of information” so that attorneys “can more easily understand and fulfill their annual license obligations.” “Proposed Amendments to the Pennsylvania Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement 102, 201, 204, 205, 208, 212, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 301, 321, 401, 402, 403, 502, 521, and 531 and Pennsylvania Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17,” 52 Pa.B. 942 (2/12/2022).
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