RI Supreme Court - Mandatory Continuing Legal Education
Posted by RI Supreme Court on 8/18/06
MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE)
Rhode Island Supreme Court
John E. Fogarty Judicial Annex
24 Weybosset Street, 3rd Floor
Providence, Rhode Island 02903
(Pursuant to Supreme Court Article 4, Rule 3)
The Education Office administers all judicial
education programs for state court judges and magistrates
and oversees mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE)
programs for the 6,000 Rhode Island licensed attorneys.
Both types of programs share the same goal: to sharpen the
ability of the bench and bar to respond to the dynamic
changes in our community.
The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission
has thirteen members. The commission oversees all
activities of the Education Office related to the MCLE
requirements for attorneys, including communicating with
sponsor agencies, reviewing attorney applications and
compliance reports, notifying attorneys of non compliance,
and developing curriculum in conjunction with Bar
Associations, law schools, law firms, and private agencies.
Commission duties include the review of exemption
requests, course eligibility, and finances. Other
commission functions include reexamining the MCLE rules to
meet the evolving needs of the legal profession and
responding to advances in educational technology. The
commission also cooperates with other MCLE states to
facilitate reciprocal compliance for multi-state licensed
Note to multi-state licensed attorneys: For information
on other states' CLE rules go to www.cleusa.com.
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