RULES OF SUPREME COURT OF LOUISIANA

PART H. RULES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

RULE XXX. RULES FOR CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION

RULE 5. ANNUAL REPORT

(a) On or before December 1 of each calendar year, the MCLE Committee will send to each member a preliminary report of compliance with the MCLE requirements for that year. The report will be mailed to the Members’ primary registration statement address or preferred mailing address.

[Amended effective November 6, 2007]

(b) Hours completed in any year in excess of the minimum number may be carried forward to satisfy the requirements for the year next following.

(c) On or before March 15 the MCLE Committee will forward to each non-complying Member a final transcript of compliance for the preceding calendar year. Such members shall correct any error(s) in the final transcript by forwarding to the MCLE Committee a written explanation of any such error(s) by March 31st. Members whose transcripts reflect compliance with the MCLE requirements of this Rule shall not receive a copy of their final transcript, but shall receive email notification reflecting such compliance.

[Amended effective September 18, 2014]

REGULATIONS/RULE 5


Regulation 5.1. (a) On or before December 1 of each calendar year, the MCLE Committee shall mail a preliminary report of compliance (hereinafter “Preliminary Transcript”) to each member. The report shall list his or her current record of compliance for that year.

[Amended effective November 6, 2007]

(1) If the Preliminary Transcript is accurate and the Member is compliant, no further action is necessary.

(2) In the event a Member qualifies for an exemption under Rule 2, that Member must claim the appropriate exemption by completing an exemption form and returning it to the MCLE Committee no later than January 31 of the following calendar year. Members claiming an exemption pursuant to Rule 2(1), (2), (3) and (7) must qualify for and claim an exemption annually for each year that the exemption is applicable to their MCLE status.
[Amended effective November 6, 2007]

(3) If the Preliminary Transcript is not accurate, that Member must report to the MCLE Committee any outstanding records of compliance pursuant to the conditions set forth in these Rules no later than January 31 of the following calendar year.

(4) If the Member has not earned the required hours, that Member must comply with the twelve and one half hour requirement by no later than December 31 of that calendar year. [Amended effective January 1, 2003]

(b) Newly admitted members of the bar shall comply with the CLE requirements outlined in Rule 3(b) or claim an exemption pursuant to Rule 2.
[Amended effective November 6, 2007]

Regulation 5.2. Each Member shall complete an MCLE Attendance Card while in attendance at an accredited CLE activity held in Louisiana or held out-of-state by a Louisiana-based sponsor.

Regulation 5.2.1. Attendance cards will be provided by the CLE sponsor.

Regulation 5.2.2. The Member must complete a card while in attendance and leave the card with the sponsor for submission to the Committee for inclusion in the Member's CLE record.

Regulation 5.2.3. The sponsor shall submit the completed cards or certification of attendance to the Committee within thirty days after the date of the activity.

[Amended effective November 6, 2007]

Regulation 5.2.4. Attendance cards will not be accepted from an individual Member.

Regulation 5.2.5. All hours earned through participation in technological transmissions must be reported to the sponsor/provider on an MCLE attendance card or certification of attendance no more than fourteen (14) days after the self-study course is provided to the Member. The sponsor/provider must submit the completed card or certification of attendance directly to the Committee within fourteen (14) days of receipt of the card. Facsimile or other electronic transmissions are acceptable for reporting and submission purposes. [Amended effective November 6, 2007]

Regulation 5.3. Attendance records for a CLE activity held outside Louisiana by an out-of-state sponsor shall be submitted to the Committee by the CLE sponsor within thirty (30) days after the date of the activity.

Regulation 5.3.1. The submission shall include an alphabetical list of Louisiana attendees with Bar I.D. number and credit hours earned. [Amended effective December 12, 2001]

Regulation 5.3.2. If the sponsor does not submit satisfactory documentation to the Committee, a member may request credit by submitting MCLE Form 3, "Request by a Member for Approval of an Out-of-State CLE Activity."

Regulation 5.4. Hours carried forward to a year shall be credited toward completion of the requirements for that year before crediting hours earned during that year.

Regulation 5.5. In no event shall more than eight (8) hours be carried forward to another year. However, no portion of any hours carried forward shall include those mandatory hours of CLE concerning the respective Ethics and Professionalism requirements as is mandated by Rule 3(c) of these rules and regulations. [Amended effective January 1, 2003]