CLE Commission Recommends Changes to Rule 21

The Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization recently filed a “Petition to Amend Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 21 Governing the Requirements of Continuing Legal Education.” According to the Commission, over the past year it “has undertaken a systemic review of Rule 21 with an eye to suggesting various modifications designed to enhance and improve the CLE program in this state.”

The Commission is proposing several revisions to Rule 21—both substantive and procedural. Two of the substantive changes recommended by the Commission include: Eliminating the age 65 and over CLE credit exemption; and requiring a minimum of five “live” hours in a “classroom” or other type of in-person setting.

The Court has not yet issued an order soliciting comments on the petition.

Click here for the text of the petition



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