Update on PLI New York and
San Francisco Programs
Please note that beginning March 16 programs scheduled at PLI’s conference centers in New York and San Francisco will only be offered via live webcast. Speakers will be participating remotely. As always, webcast attendees will have access to all program materials and will be able to view all program slides and submit questions to the speakers during the presentation. This change impacts programs through the end of May but as this situation develops we do expect additional changes, which will be communicated to registrants. We thank you for your understanding as we follow the guidance of local health officials and work to provide a safe learning environment for both attendees and faculty.
As we continue to follow the guidance around this developing situation we will share any additional details regarding future program dates. Should you have any questions or require further assistance please contact PLI’s Customer Service Department at 800.260.4754 or by email at email@example.com.
PLI is providing free access to these online programs covering legal developments related to the global coronavirus crisis.
Update on PLI Press Publication Shipments
Please know that we are taking steps to support our valued subscribers during these difficult times. Concerns about the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are escalating globally, offices are closed, and more of us are required to work remotely. As a result, PLI Press has made the decision to temporarily suspend shipments of Standing Order and Upkeep Service supplements until June 1, 2020. For questions about your specific shipments, feel free to contact us.
In addition, all PLI Press publications are available on PLI PLUS ‒ the online research database of PLI Press ‒ and during these unprecedented times we are able to offer access to our content online. To inquire about PLI PLUS or if you have questions about our publications, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 800.260.4PLI and our team will follow up with you promptly.
CLE Rule Changes Due to Coronavirus
Alabama: Theis currently reviewing all rules and regulatory requirements to determine those that may be difficult to satisfy based on impacts of the Coronavirus. The Alabama State Bar is in dialogue with the Supreme Court of Alabama to determine what accommodations, if any, will be made in this regard. Updates will be posted as they are available.
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Delaware: The Supreme Court of Delaware has issued an
be earned by attending in-person to only those attorneys who failed to complete required CLE requirements for the Compliance Year ending December 31, 2019. The Attorney must verify the Transcript on or before April 30, 2020, accompanied by a specific plan for making up the deficiency. The plan must be completed by May 31, 2020. The Attorney must report completion of the plan by June 15, 2020.
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Florida: The deadlines for members scheduled to report their three-year cycle CLE reporting in February, March, April, and May, have been extended to August 31, 2020 per the latest.
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Georgia: State Bar Rule 8-106 (B) on the Supreme Court of Georgia website.guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the COVID-19 virus, has issued an order temporarily waiving the 6-hour in-person CLE requirement for 2019. Attorneys who have not completed their 2019 compliance are still required to fulfill their 12-hour CLE requirement by March 31, but the order allows attorneys to obtain all of their hours through self-study, in-house or online seminars. For additional information, please see
Due to public health concerns, the State Bar of Georgia will be closed through March 31, 2020. Given this information, the Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competencyto April 30 for lawyers who have not completed their 2019 CLE requirements.
Please do not be concerned if courses you have taken are not posted to your transcript by the deadline date.
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Iowa: In the matter of preparation for COVID-19's impact on the office of regulation, The Iowa Supreme Court has issued anallowing attorneys to complete all 15 hours of their requirement online through webinars or on-demand programming effective March 16, 2020.
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Minnesota: The Minnesota Supreme Court has issued antemporarily suspending the 15-hour cap on earning credits with on-demand programming for lawyers in category 3 effective March 18, 2020. Minnesota attorneys in category 3 may now complete all 45 credits online with live webinars or on-demand programs.
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Missouri: The Supreme Court of Missouri issued andated March 23, 2020 that as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting year for 2019-2020 will be for the 15 months between July 1, 2019, and September 30, 2020. Any extra credit hours earned during the 2019-2020 reporting year may be carried over as prescribed in Regulation 15.05.5.
In addition, as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, the reporting deadline for the 2019-2020 reporting year is extended until October 31, 2020. Every lawyer failing to meet the Rule 15 credit hour and reporting requirements for the 2019-2020 reporting year by December 31, 2020, shall be notified pursuant to Rule 15.06 and subject to the procedures and fees outlined therein.
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Nebraska: The Nebraska Supreme Court entered anthis week lifting the 5-hour cap on distance-based courses. For attorney CLE reports due prior to January 20, 2021, attorneys may submit up to 10 credits of distance learning to satisfy the annual requirement.
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New Mexico: The Supreme Court of New Mexico issued andated March 27, 2020 that as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency, deadlines for bar dues and MCLE delinquency and administrative suspension processes have been extended by 30 days.
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Tennessee: In furtherance of the Judicial Branch’s obligation to mitigate the risks associated with COVID-19, The Tennessee Supreme Court has issued an allowing lawyers to earn all or any portion of the required continuing legal education hours for 2020, or for purposes of seeking reactivation or reinstatement in 2020, through approved Distance Learning effective immediately through December 31, 2020. This new change supplements the previous
Texas: Per a: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the State Bar of Texas MCLE Department will grant an automatic 60-day extension to attorneys reaching their compliance deadlines in March, April, or May. Attorneys who missed compliance deadlines in January or February will receive an automatic 60-day extension to prevent the assessment of further fees. Attorneys now subject to suspension for failing to comply with MCLE requirements in November or December will have an additional one-month extension.
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Vermont: The Vermont Supreme Court has lifted the 10 hour cap on credits earned via self-study programs for the 2018-2020 reporting period. For additional information, please seeon the Vermont Judiciary website.
The Vermont Judiciary also issued astating "In light of possible cancellations/rescheduling of CLE programming due to COVID-19 concerns, the Office of Attorney Licensing wants to remind attorneys that "live" programming includes non-recorded programming presented via electronic means, such as webinars and teleseminars."
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