CLE Commission Proposes Extensive Rule Changes

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization has proposed a comprehensive set of revisions to the rule on mandatory continuing legal education. The 18-page petition filed with the Tennessee Supreme Court details changes to almost every section of the rule and includes: a recommendation to end exemption for lawyers 65 or older; a new requirement that at least 5 credit hours must be by live, in-person CLE activity; reshuffling the requirements for responding to the annual report statement; ending presumptive approval for CLE courses by certain providers; and, making a number of other changes which the commission characterizes as self-evident. The petition was filed on Oct. 30, but no order has been issued by the Court soliciting or setting a deadline for comments. 

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