IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF OREGON

In the Matter of Amendments to the
MINIMUM CONTINUING LEGAL
EDUCATION RULES
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ORDER NO. 09-032

AMENDED ORDER AND AMENDING MCLE
RULES 3.7(c) and (d)

At its public meeting on May 5, 2009, the court considered and approved proposed amendments to Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Rules 3.7(c) and (d) submitted by the Oregon State Bar Board of Governors.  The Board of Governors recommends amending MCLE Rules 3.7(c) and (d) to ensure that all reinstated members complete CLE credits as soon as possible after reinstatement and the Board of Governors recommends amending MCLE Rules 3.7(c) and (d) to clearly state that any member who did not file a completed compliance report for the reporting period immediately prior to the member's membership status change will be assigned a new reporting period as set forth in the following rule.

IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that the Oregon State Bar Minimum Continuing Legal Education Rules are amended as set out below.

3.7      Reporting Period.

3.7(c)(3) Notwithstanding Rules 3.7(c)(1) and (2), reinstated members who did not submit a completed compliance report for the reporting period immediately prior to their transfer to inactive status, suspension or resignation will be assigned a new reporting period upon reinstatement. This reporting period shall begin on the date of reinstatement and shall end on December 31 of the next calendar year. All subsequent reporting periods shall be three years.

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3.7(d)(3)  Notwithstanding Rules 3.7(d)(1) and (2), members resuming the practice of law after retirement who did not submit a completed compliance report for the reporting period  immediately prior to retirement will be assigned a new reporting period upon the resumption of the practice of law. This reporting period shall begin on the date of the resumption of the practice of law and shall end on December 31 of the next calendar year. All subsequent reporting periods shall be three years.

Dated this 18th day of June, 2009, nunc pro tunc May 22, 2009.

Paul J. De Muniz
Chief Justice


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