New KBA CLE Rules Take Effect Jan. 1, 2014

enthusiastic-classroom1New Continuing Legal Education Rules for Kentucky lawyers went into effect on January 1, 2014.

  • A renumbering of the for a little more consistency with the rest of the Supreme Court’s rules for lawyers.
  • Revised CLE form to conform to the changes.  So get rid of any saved PDF’s you may have been using before.
  • Annual minimum CLE requirement drops from 12.5 to 12 hours, but with no change to the annual ethical hours.
  • Non-hardship time extensions  to get the needed hours is a little easier and less expensive.  The old rule allowed you to get a non-hardship time extension once every three years with a $250 fee and all credits had to be earned and certified by September 10.   Now, you can get an extension every year but with a progressively increasing fee structure starting at $250 for the first year’s extension and going up to $350 for year number two and $500 for every year after that.  After three years without applying for a non-hardship time extension, the fee schedule resets back to $250.  No change in the Sept. 10 deadline.
  • The CLE requirement for removing a CLE non-practice exemption is lowered by the new rules. 

Here are the links from bar’s web site.  But here is the Supreme Court’s order.

For more information, contact Mary Beth Cutter, director for CLE at the KBA, atmcutter@kybar.org.

Kentucky Supreme Court Rules
(SCR 3.600 thru SCR 3.695)

SCR 3.600  CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION DEFINITIONS
SCR 3.605  THE COMMISSION: FUNCTIONS AND MEMBERSHIP
SCR 3.610  SELECTION AND TENURE OF THE COMMISSION, FILLING VACANCIES ON THE COMMISSION
SCR 3.615  COMMISSION MEMBER QUALIFICATIONS
SCR 3.620  COMMISSION QUORUM
SCR 3.625  COMMISSION STAFF
SCR 3.630  COMMISSION DUTIES
SCR 3.635  KENTUCKY LAW UPDATE SEMINARS IN EACH APPELLATE DISTRICT
SCR 3.640  NEW LAWYER PROGRAM REQUIREMENT
SCR 3.645  CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: COMPLIANCE AND CERTIFICATION
SCR 3.650  QUALIFYING CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ACTIVITY AND STANDARDS
SCR 3.655  CALCULATION AND REPORTING OF CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION CREDITS: FORMULAS AND LIMITS
SCR 3.660  PROCEDURE FOR ACCREDITATION OF CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION ACTIVITIES AND OBLIGATIONS OF SPONSORS
SCR 3.665  EXEMPTIONS AND REMOVAL OF EXEMPTIONS
SCR 3.670  EXTENSION OF TIME REQUIREMENTS
SCR 3.675  NON-COMPLIANCE: PROCEDURE AND SANCTIONS
SCR 3.680  APPEAL OF COMMISSION ACTIONS
SCR 3.685  CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR RESTORATION OR REINSTATEMENT TO MEMBERSHIP: PROCEDURES
SCR 3.690  CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION AWARD
SCR 3.695  COMMISSION RECORDS CONFIDENTIAL

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