The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board has postponed until Nov. 1, 2011, the effective date of its requirement for four hours of interactive CLE.
Earlier this year, the board adopted a regulation effective Nov. 1 that requires lawyers to get a third of their 12-hour annual CLE hours from programs that provide the opportunity for feedback by those attending them.
But the board decided at a meeting last week that more time is needed so that lawyers and MCLE providers have an opportunity to clearly understand the regulations before they go into effect.
Some members of Virginia State Bar Council disagreed with the new requirement, which led to proposed amendments that would give the council the final say on MCLE rules and regulations.
An earlier post and links within it detail the discussion.
By Alan Cooper