One of the changes is that hour-long programs must now have written materials. What would the Lorax say?
The new rules will:
- Expand the substance abuse education specialty requirement to include a broader "competence issues" requirement. Competence education would teach lawyers how to recognize and deal with any mental or physical issue — including dementia, mental illness or substance abuse — that could affect their ability to practice.
- Establish a formal audit system for MCLE providers that would use volunteers to review courses and provide a process for attorneys to register complaints about providers.
- Require written materials for MCLE courses that are an hour or more in length. Currently, materials are not required for programs that are one hour or less.
- Broaden the elimination of bias specialty requirement to include courses on how to recognize bias in society, not just in the legal profession.
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