September 23, 2011
Survey Seeks Feedback on CLE
In an effort to improve the continuing legal education system in Ohio, the Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education has distributed a survey to all judges and attorneys in the state.
The brief survey (only a few minutes to complete) seeks input on a voluntary and anonymous basis. Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor called it a “Goldilocks” survey in that “we want to know if you think the way CLE is structured and reported is too much, too little or just right.”
The commission hopes to receive feedback on how CLE is delivered and earned; whether self-study course credit should be capped at six-hours or be expanded? Are food consumption rules still relevant? Would attorneys engage in more pro bono activity if they received CLE credit for work?
The survey is part of a review by the Commission of Rule X of the Rules for the Government of the Bar and Rule IV of the Rules for the Government of the Judiciary, which set forth CLE requirements as well as regulations for attorney and judge CLEs.