The New Jersey Supreme Court is seeking public comment on proposed Court Rule 1:42, which sets forth the requirements for continuing legal education for New Jersey attorneys, Mark Neary, clerk of the Supreme Court, announced today.
In conjunction with the proposed court rule, the Court has issued an Administrative Determination regarding the continuing legal education requirement. Both the proposed court rule and the determination are the result of recommendations made by the Ad Hoc Committee on Continuing Legal Education.
Under the proposed plan, as of Jan. 1, 2010, all New Jersey attorneys would be required to take 24 hours of continuing legal education every two years, including at least four hours on topics related to ethics or professionalism. The requirement could be satisfied by attending classes or using other media such as videorecording, videoconferencing or online programs. New Jersey attorneys would receive reciprocal credit for meeting equivalent legal education requirements in other states.
Those seeking to comment must do so, in writing, by Monday, Nov. 9, to the following address:
Glenn A. Grant, J.A.D.
Acting Administrative Director of the Courts
Comments on Proposed New CLE Rule
Hughes Justice Complex
P.O. Box 037
Trenton, NJ 08625-0037
As an alternative, comments also can be submitted via e-mail to: Comments.Mailbox@judiciary.state.nj.us.
The Supreme Court will not consider comments submitted anonymously. Comments will be publicly available after the court has acted on the proposed court rule.
Click here to see the Committee’s original report.