On January 13, 2021, the Louisiana Supreme Court issued an order allowing Louisiana lawyers to complete all of their mandatory continuing education hours for the 2021 calendar year on-line. See Louisiana Supreme Court Order (dated Jan. 13, 2021). Pursuant to Louisiana Supreme Court Rule XXX, Section 3, Louisiana lawyers must attend a minimum of 12.5 hours of approved CLE classes each calendar year. See La. Supreme Court Rule, XXX § 3(a). Historically, the Louisiana Supreme Court permitted Louisiana lawyers to participate in on-line CLE classes, but the Court limited credit for on-line CLE classes to four hours annually. The Court’s order increased the permissible number of on-line classes from four hours to 12.5 hours. According to the Court’s January 13, 2021 order, Louisiana lawyers may satisfy their mandatory continuing legal education requirements for the 2021 calendar year by participating only in on-line courses.
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