Recently, the US District Court amended Local Rule 83.10 in an effort to provide more pro bono resources to assist the many self-represented litigants, who are also often incarcerated, bring cases to the court. According to the rule, “any member of the bar who has appeared as counsel of record in at least one civil action in [federal] court since January 1, 2015,” will be asked to take pro bono assignments.
At the Connecticut Legal Conference on June 11, the CBA Federal Practice Section will offer training designed to assist lawyers with these assignments. At the seminar, Pro Bono Appointments in Federal Court: Tips from the Trenches, Parts 1 and 2, federal judges and practitioners will discuss the new pro bono appointment procedures and provide practical advice for litigating these claims. You will also receive procedural tips applicable to prisoner cases at every stage of the process–from appointment, to discovery, to trial.
Earn your 12 MCLE credits with the Connecticut Legal Conference*
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Don’t miss over 40 CLE seminars covering:
- Practice-based annual reviews and updates
- Cutting-edge trends in legal technology, law practice management, and major practice areas
- Recent developments in legal ethics
Visit ctlegalconference.com for more information on the day and to view seminar details.
*Full-day member registrants can earn six credits at the conference, and get post-conference access to more than 20 on-demand CLE products!
- You Must Earn 12 Credits
- All attorneys must complete 12 hours of continuing legal education (CLE).
- Of those 12 credits, two must be ethics.
- If you earn more than the required 12, you may carry over two credits into the following year.
- How to Earn Credits
- In-person CLE programs: The most common way of earning credits. View the CBA Education calendar for a full list of seminars.
- On-demand: Access a wide variety of video and audio CLE products through our Education Portal from the comfort of your home or office.
- Alternative ways to earn: Teaching a CLE program, writing and publishing articles in publications like the Connecticut Lawyer, or by teaching courses by an ABA accredited law school.
- Tracking Your Credits
- How to Report your MCLE Credits
- There is no requirement to send in written proof of your MCLE compliance – the program is a self-reporting system. For the full MCLE rule, visit the Connecticut Judicial Branch website.
- The CBA does not report any credits to the judicial branch and is not affiliated with Connecticut Judicial Branch in any way.
- Each attorney must keep track of the courses and hours accumulated, and must maintain these records for seven years. Check your CLE Credit Tracker to view the courses you have taken!
- MCLE is Easy with the CBA!
- After earning your 12 credits, all you need to do is indicate that you have complied with the rule on your annual attorney registration form filed with the judicial branch. MCLE is easy with the CBA!
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Did you miss this morning’s Essentials of Estate Administration CLE? Join us on June 12 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford for our Estates & Probate track at this year’s Connecticut Legal Conference.
Earn all 12 of your MCLE credits from this year’s conference. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!