RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

PART H. RULES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

RULE XXX. RULES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

RULE 1. CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION COMMITTEE

(a) The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee (hereinafter “Committee”) shall consist of nine members. Five of the members shall be sitting or retired judges or attorneys and shall be appointed by the Court. Four of the members shall be attorneys appointed by the Louisiana State Bar Association. [amended effective January 1, 2007]

(b) Initial appointments of Committee members following the 2006 amendments to these rules shall be for staggered terms. Thereafter, Committee members shall be appointed for three year terms of office. No appointee shall serve more than two (2) consecutive three (3) year terms. An appointment to fill any vacancies due to the death, resignation or disability of a member shall be for the unexpired term only. [prior Rule 1(b) repealed effective January 1, 2007; Rule 1(c) redesignated as Rule 1(b) and amended effective January 1, 2007]

(c) The Committee shall have the following duties:

(1) To exercise general supervisory authority over the administration of these Rules.

(2) To make and promulgate regulations that define, clarify, and assure prompt, accurate reporting of attendance at CLE activities.

(3) To inquire into and establish satisfactory procedures to ascertain the quality of programs, sponsors, and standards observed in CLE offered to members of the Bar.

(4) To grant or deny accreditation to, for the purpose of meeting the requirements of these Rules, any institution (hereafter "Sponsor") or any CLE course conducted within or without the State.

(5) To foster and encourage the offering of quality courses of CLE by qualified Sponsors at reasonable fees.

(6) To report annually and as otherwise required to the Supreme Court and to the Bar on the status of CLE within the State.

(7) To perform such other acts and duties, not inconsistent with these Rules, as are necessary and proper to improve the CLE programs within the State.

[Rule 1(d) redesignated as Rule 1(c) effective January 1, 2007]

REGULATIONS/RULE 1

Regulation 1.1. One of the Committee members shall be designated by the Court to chair the work of the Committee. The Committee shall, by majority vote of its members, elect a vice-chair and a secretary for such term(s) as the Committee shall designate. [amended effective January 1, 2007]

Regulation 1.2. The Committee may elect such other officers as it may determine to be necessary or proper.

Regulation 1.3. The Committee may organize itself into Sub-Committees of not fewer than three (3) voting members for the purpose of considering any matters except those arising under Rule 6.

Regulation 1.4. Under Rule 7(b), members of the Committee in the performance of their official duties shall be reimbursed for expenses subject to reimbursement policies of the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana.
  [amended effective January 1, 2007]

Regulation 1.5. Staff support for the work of the Committee shall be provided by the Office of the Judicial Administrator, Supreme Court of Louisiana. [amended effective January 1, 2007]

Regulation 1.6. Reports to the Supreme Court and Bar shall include recommendations on changes in these Rules and Regulations, and matters regarding their observance and enforcement.