The Indiana Supreme Court on Thursday suspended 180 lawyers who failed to pay attorney registration fees, meet continuing legal education requirements or submit certification of Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts.
The Commission for Continuing Legal Education encourages attorneys to be active in obtaining education and maintaining correct contact information.
The new requirement for judges to log more continuing education hours is not seen as burden.
Since 2006, Indiana attorneys have been allowed to count CLE classes offered over the Internet toward their total required continuing education hours. The popularity of online programs has been growing among lawyers primarily because of the convenience. Lawyers do not have to budget travel time into their schedules to attend a seminar.