2020: The Year of Giving

January 1, 2020, The Writ “Millennial Minute”–With the holiday season of giving and receiving behind us, we embark upon a new year that holds the promise of fulfilled goals and presents opportunity for new growth. With only a few weeks left of the year, I contemplate how we as attorneys can continue the season of giving into the new year. One answer may lie in pro bono services. As recently barred attorneys with the completion of the Nevada Bar, Transitioning into Practice requirements behind us, many of us face the new responsibilities of Continuing Legal Education (“CLE”) and Rule 6.1 of the Rules of Professional Conduct (“RPC”).

Nevada’s CLE requirements consist of: ten (10) hours of general CLE; two (2) hours of ethics and professional conduct and one (1) hour of substance abuse, addictive disorders and/or mental health, for a total of thirteen (13) hours per year. Under the requirements, attorneys must annually complete and report their CLE. Effective 2019, Nevada attorneys are required to submit an Affirmation of Attendance and Compliance with Mandatory CLE Requirements to the Nevada Board of CLE. As a licensed attorney, you are required to maintain all CLE certificates of attendance, program outlines, agendas, receipts and “other evidence of attendance,” for the past three years. Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 210, the Nevada CLE Board can randomly audit your CLE records.  To read the entire article click here.


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