According to a recent article in the Connecticut Law Tribune, incoming Connecticut Bar Association President and 1978 UConn Law School graduate Brad Gallant will be pushing for mandatory continuing legal education in Connecticut.
Connecticut is one of the few states in the nation that does not require attorneys to participate in CLE. Estimates are that half of Connecticut attorneys now take part in some kind of continuing education, but Gallant says he will push for it to be mandatory by lobbying the Rules Committee of the Superior Court and speaking about the issue to county bar associations.
Gallant views participation in CLE as an ethical issue and a means of fulfilling an attorney’s professional obligation to the public. He hopes to make courses cheaper and more convenient for lawyers to participate in, possibly making them available online.
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