DISCIPLINARY BOARD OF THE SUPREME COURT
Notice of Change in Current Schedule of Continuing Legal Education Courses Required for Reinstatement under §§ 89.275 and 89.279 of the Disciplinary Board Rules
[44 Pa.B. 7549]
[Saturday, December 6, 2014]
Disciplinary Board Rule § 89.279 provides that a formerly admitted attorney who has been disbarred or suspended for more than one year or on administrative suspension, retired status or inactive status for more than three years shall within one year preceding the filing of the petition for reinstatement take courses meeting the requirements of the current schedule published by the Office of the Secretary.
Evidence that a formerly admitted attorney has attended the required courses and lectures or has viewed videotapes of them shall be considered in determining whether the formerly admitted attorney possesses the required competency and learning in law, but shall not be conclusive on the issue.
Schedule Effective January 1, 2015
Every formerly admitted attorney who petitions for reinstatement under these rules shall take the following:
A minimum of thirty-six (36) hours of accredited PA CLE courses with a minimum twelve (12) of those hours in the area of Ethics. Sixteen (16) credits may be taken in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs.
Any petitions filed on or after December 1, 2011, by formerly admitted attorneys who have been disbarred or suspended for more than one year shall include the Bridge the Gap course taken through an accredited PA CLE provider as part of the thirty-six hours of credits.
Note: Accredited PA CLE courses taken for reinstatement may be used to meet CLE requirements once reinstated.
ELAINE M. BIXLER,
The Disciplinary Board of the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
[Pa.B. Doc. No. 14-2503. Filed for public inspection December 5, 2014, 9:00 a.m.]
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