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Wis. Supreme Court Order Allowing Attorneys To Get 30 CLE Credits On-Demand Is Extended

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on lawyers’ ability to complete mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) credits in order to remain eligible to practice law in Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has extended its order allowing attorneys to obtain up to 30 continuing legal education (CLE) credits “on-demand” through Jan. 31, 2022.

The order is an extension of the Court’s original order last March. It will provide more stay-at-home CLE options amidst the continuing pandemic. The Board of Bar Examiners (BBE) filed the request for the extension, and in the order, the Court noted that the BBE points out that “many in-person CLE seminars have been cancelled or postponed, and many lawyers continue to need to self-isolate or avoid public gatherings because of the risk of acquiring and/or transmitting the virus.” The order states that the Court is extending the original order, “in an effort to mitigate the impact of these measures on a lawyer’s eligibility to practice law.”

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