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Minimum Continuing Legal Education

Purpose: To provide advice regarding the application and interpretation of the minimum continuing legal education rule and to assist with its implementation including, but not limited to, the development of a list of frequently asked questions and other documents to assist the members of the bar to meet the requirement of this rule.

Committee Members
Judge Elliot N. Solomon, co-chair
Attorney Frederic S. Ury, co-chair
Judge Elizabeth A. Bozzuto
Judge Bernadette Conway
Judge Shari A. Murphy
Attorney Lawrence F. Morizio
Attorney Rosemarie Paine
Attorney Louis R. Pepe

Meeting Notice:
The next meeting of the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education will be held on January 2, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. The meeting will be via conference call. Members of the public may attend the meeting by listening to it in the First Floor Public Room at 100 Washington Street, Hartford, CT. If you would like to attend and need an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please e-mail the Commission at MCLE@jud.ct.gov by December 30, 2019.�

Agendas and Minutes:

Date Agenda Minutes
January 2, 2020 Agenda
November 6, 2019 Agenda Minutes - Draft
September 5, 2019 Agenda Minutes
November 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
December 8, 2016 Agenda Minutes
November 3, 2016 Agenda Minutes
September 26, 2016 Agenda Minutes

Opinions of the Commission

  1. Opinion 1 - Whether the Deputy Chief Clerk for Judicial District Matters May Claim an Exemption from the Minimum Continuing Legal Education Requirement Under Connecticut Practice Book §2-27A(a)(5).
  2. Opinion 2 - Whether an Obligation by a Firm that its Attorneys Read the Rules of Professional Conduct Every Three Years Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  3. Opinion 3 - Whether Serving as a Judge for an Undergraduate Mock Trial Competition Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  4. Opinion 4 - Whether Serving as a an Attorney Advisor to a High School Mock Trial Team Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  5. Opinion 5 - Whether Lecturing to Middle School Students and Non-Attorney Adults on Law and Civics Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  6. Opinion 6 - Whether Providing Legal Training to Employees as Part of a Job Responsibility Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  7. Opinion 7 - Whether Attorneys Who Serve as Magistrates Pursuant to General Statutes §51-193l are Exempt from Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  8. Opinion 8 - Whether Auditing a Law School Course Qualifies as Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE).
  9. Opinion 9 - Whether Authoring Articles on Legal Topics for a Non-Legal Publication Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit.
  10. Opinion 10 - Whether Guest Lecturing to a Law School Class Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit.
  11. Opinion 11 - Foreign Income as it Applies to the Exemption Set Forth in Practice Book §2-27A(b)(5).
  12. Opinion 12 - Whether Teaching and Lecturing to Non-Lawyers Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  13. Opinion 13 - Whether Legal Blog Writing Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit
  14. Opinion 14 - Whether Attorneys Who Serve in Adjudicative Positions not Mentioned by Practice Book Section 2-27A(a)(1) May Take that Exemption or the Exemption Set Forth in Section 2-27A(a)(5)
  15. Opinion 15 - Whether Taking Courses Provided by the IRS and DOL Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  16. Opinion 16 - Whether Reading Course Materials Only Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  17. Opinion 17 - Whether Taking Seminars and Courses Taught by Non-Attorneys Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  18. Opinion 18 - Whether Taking a Bar Preparation Course to Sit for Another Jurisdiction’s Bar Exam Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  19. Opinion 19 - Whether CLE Taught by a Canadian Law Society Qualifies for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
  20. Opinion 20 - Whether the 12 Hours of Classroom Instruction Taught by an Adjunct Law School Professor Must Contain 2 Hours of Ethics/Professionalism
  21. Opinion 21 - Ethics/Professionalism Requirement

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