Continuing legal education (CLE) is essential for lawyers after their initial admission to the bar. Also known as mandatory or minimum continuing legal education (MCLE). This is for their professional development that’s why outside of the United States called these courses continuing professional development. For corporate status, active lawyers must complete 24 hours of CLE activities every two years. In the cases of the judges (part-time or full-time) or magistrates, it’s 40 hours. Attorneys continue their training after post-bar admission for showing periodic evidence to as CLE. This training makes them update the top of the information which makes them credible legal counsel professionals. Especially for criminal lawyers, CLE training is a must.
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