In an update yesterday from Judge Lynne Battaglia's (Maryland Court of Appeals) chamber, Maryland has moved no closer to requiring its licensed attorneys to complete mandatory continuing legal education programs.
Last year, the Professionalism Commission, set up by the Maryland Court of Appeals, surveyed the bar to determine how attorneys are currently taking CLE, and at what levels. The survey followed a recommendation that a 10-credit mandatory requirement be established for the state. The Commission, headed by Judge Battaglia, then compiled the results for presentation to the Court.
According to Judge Battaglia's assistant, while the recommendation has come before the Court, they considered it but took no action at the time. There is no update as to when it will come before the Court again for further action.