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December 09, 2013

MCLE Board Solicits Comments Regarding Proposed MCLE Opinion 20

Proposed MCLE Opinion 20
Interpretive Guidance for Courses Approved under Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 1A:1(b)(3)

The Supreme Court of Virginia has required through amended Rule of Court 1A:1(b)(3), effective February 1, 2014, that applicants filing to be admitted to practice in Virginia without examination must "[c]ertify in writing that the applicant has completed 12 hours of instruction approved by the Virginia Continuing Legal Education Board on Virginia substantive and/or procedural law within the preceding six-month period…."  For the purpose of this opinion these specialized courses shall be referred to as the “Rule 1A:1Reciprocity Course.”

The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board has determined that the 12 hours of instruction for Rule 1A:1 Reciprocity Courses shall address specific legal principles and concepts unique to Virginia. The MCLE Board solicits comments from members regarding proposed MCLE Opinion 20. The board will receive any input or comments to the address below through January 28, 2014.

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Updated: Dec 09, 2013