Proposed Amendments to APR 11 Rules and Regulations
At the November 16, 2012, BOG meeting the Governors voted to approve revised MCLE rule and regulation amendments and submit them to the Supreme Court. The Court will go through an extensive review process, including posting the amendments for comment.
The revised MCLE rule and regulation amendments that the BOG approved are the product of two former meetings. The MCLE Board submitted an updated set of MCLE rule and regulation amendments to the WSBA Board of Governors (BOG) in September 2012. The BOG voted to amend the pro bono credits rule and table the discussion of the “development credits” amendments until the November BOG meeting.
After the September BOG meeting the MCLE Board considered the BOG’s concerns regarding the pro bono and development credit amendments. They drafted compromise rule and regulation amendments to meet the most important aspects of the MCLE Board and BOG objectives. On October 26, 2012, BOG representatives and members of the MCLE Board met to consider these compromise amendments. After lengthy discussion, the compromise amendments were approved for submission to the full BOG in November.
There are a few substantive changes to the rules. Highlights of these changes, including the new revisions approved at November BOG meeting, are below.
There are more substantive changes to the regulations to address the concerns brought to the MCLE Board by members and sponsors over the past few years, as well as by the BOG. Changes were also made to make the regulations easier to use and understand. Highlights of these changes, including the new revisions approved at November BOG meeting, are below.
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