In late October CLEReg, the Continuing Legal Education Regulator's Association, launched "The Official CLEReg MCLE Guide," a subscription service which provides online access to a comparison of features of the MCLE rules currently in effect. The contents of the guide are provided by MCLE regulatory agencies directly.
The guide is meant to replace the longstanding "Comparison of the Features of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Rules in Effect" produced by Terry Brooks and the staff of the New York State Bar Association, which was discontinued after Mr. Brooks's retirement.
Perhaps the most helpful feature of the new guide is the commentary provided directly by the regulators.
"The MCLE Guide also contains comments from MCLE regulators to help explain rules and expound on regulations, policy and procedure."
Annual subscriptions to the guide are $49.99 and provide information in many categories.
I find the new online format very handy, especially for searching. My only issue to date is that several states, most notably Nebraska and New Jersey (also the two newest MCLE jurisdictions), have not submitted information to the guide. As these are the states with which most providers have the least familiarity, their absence is a significant drawback. Commentary from these regulators would also be particularly welcome as so many questions have arisen from the rules and regulations as posted on the state regulator's own sites.
While I have submitted a question to the email provided for feedback on the absence of states (CA, NE, NJ, WI) I have yet to receive a response. I'll update all when I hear from CLEReg as to when or if the information for these states will become available.
Also a concern, based on past information provided on the CLEReg site, is the currency of the guide and its information. Much of the documentation previously provided by the association was not updated regularly, thus making it much less helpful and reliable. As the guide is a subscription service, however, I would expect that regular updates would have to be incorporated into the process to ensure that it remains a valuable resource.