More attorneys fail to pay, get CLE credit

June 5, 2008
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Is there something in the water that’s causing attorneys to disregard some of the most basic requirements of being a lawyer in Indiana? It seems more and more attorneys who practice in Indiana are having trouble meeting continuing legal education requirements or simply paying their annual registration fee.  



 



The Indiana Supreme Court has handed down its yearly suspensions of attorneys who’ve decided they don’t need to keep up on their CLE credits or pay to keep their law licenses active here, and the numbers don’t look good: more than 200 suspended for failing to pay registration fees; more than 125 were suspended because of insufficient CLE credits. 





 That’s a lot of suspensions considering just two years ago only 65 were suspended for failure to pay and 97 failed to meet CLE requirements. Even though the attorneys have about a month to pay the fees or get the CLE credits before suspension takes effect, it seems irresponsible for someone to not keep up with these basic requirements. If an attorney can’t attend CLE courses or come up with the money to pay registration fees, can’t it put doubt in a client’s mind about an attorney’s ability to handle the client’s case?
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