IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON

In the Matter of Amendment to the
MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL
EDUCATION RULES
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ORDER NO. 08-074

ORDER AMENDING MCLE
RULES 5.7(c) and (d)

At its public meeting on December 2, 2008, the court considered and approved proposed amendments to Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Rules 5.7(c) and (d) submitted by the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors. The Board of Governors recommends amending MCLE Rules 5.7(c) and (d) to reduce the accreditation period for CLE audio or video (including but not limited to audiocassettes and CDs, VHS tapes, DVDs, and streaming media) from five years to three years. The rule change would also limit the credit from any CLE audio or video product to one reporting period.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Oregon State Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education Rules are amended as set out below, and effective January 1, 2009. Deleted text is struck out and the new text is underlined.

5.7 Unaccredited Activities. The following activities shall not be accredited:

(a) Activities that would be characterized as dealing primarily with personal self-improvement unrelated to professional competence as a lawyer; and

(b) Activities designed primarily to sell services or equipment; and

(c) Video or audio presentations of a CLE activity originally conducted more than five three years prior to the date viewed or heard by the member seeking credit, unless it can be shown by the member that the activity has current educational value.

(d) Repeat live, video or audio presentations of a CLE activity for which the active member has already obtained MCLE credit in the same reporting period.

Dated this 8th day of December, 2008.

Paul J. De Muniz
Chief Justice


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