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CLE Commission Files Petition with Tennessee Supreme Court
On September 19, 2022, the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education filed a Petition with the Tennessee Supreme Court proposing amendments to Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 21. See the document here.
In addition, the Commission filed a Motion to Withdraw a Petition the Commission filed in 2020. The new Petition incorporates many of the suggestions from the 2020 Petition.
Attorneys on Suspension Order
If you are an attorney not in compliance with 2021 CLE Requirements, you must complete the following:
• Pay any fees due • Earn any hours and file an Affidavit of Compliance including the Tennessee CLE course number. Unaccredited courses without Tennessee course numbers are not valid for the Affidavit of Compliance, or • File a valid exemption (and pay any fees due)
After attorneys meet these requirements, the Commission will submit a propsoed reinstatement order to the Court. The Commission cannot provide an estimate as to when any reinstatement orders will be filed. Attorneys may not practice law until the Court files a reinstatement order.
Comment Period Closed on Rule 21 Distance Learning Limitation
Read comments to the Tennessee Supreme Court's request for comments on the learning distance limitations in Tenn. Sup. Ct. R. 21.
Supreme Court Permits All Online CLE Hours for 2021 & 2022
By order of the Tennessee Supreme Court, all CLE hours for the 2021 and 2022 compliance years may be earned online. Lawyers seeking reactivation or reinstatement during the 2022 compliance year pursuant to Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 9, section 30 and Rule 21 also are covered. See the order here.
To accredit a CLE course in Tennessee, all providers must electronically report attendance and pay course reporting fees. The Supreme Court Order was effecive October 8, 2021. See the text of the order here.