Continuing Education Course Approval

CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (Article 4.2.5 of Standards)

Trust and Estate specialists are required to complete sixty (60) hours of continuing legal education (“CLE”) in subjects directly related to Trust & Estate law by December 31 of a five year recertification cycle, with a maximum of twenty-four (24) hours of CLE in any calendar year.  It is contemplated that CLE courses for which credit is claimed will be advanced level courses attended primarily by lawyers having substantial experience in Trust & Estate law matters.  It further is contemplated that the CLE will cover numerous areas of Trust & Estate law.  If credit is claimed for programs that are not widely recognized Trust & Estate law programs or are not on a list of pre-approved Trust and Estate Law CLE, when you apply for re-certification, you may be required to supply a detailed description of the program (including the fraction of the CLE hours for the entire program allocable to each topic or segment) and the attendees’ level of experience.

The list of preapproved Trust and Estate law CLE programs can be viewed by clicking here.

An application for approval of a CLE program as Trust and Estate law CLE that is not on the list may be obtained by clicking here.