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Sept. 15, 2011
Survey Seeks Feedback on Continuing Legal Education

In an effort to improve the continuing legal education system in Ohio, the Supreme Court’s Commission on Continuing Legal Education began distributing this week a survey to all judges and attorneys in the state.

The brief survey, which will only take a few minutes to complete, seeks input on a voluntary and anonymous basis. In a speech to the Ohio State Bar Association in May, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor called it a “Goldilocks” survey in that “we want to know if you think the way CLE is structured and reported is too much, too little or just right.”

The commission hopes to receive feedback on the following topics, among others:

The survey is part of a review by the Commission of Rule X of the Rules for the Government of the Bar and Rule IV of the Rules for the Government of the Judiciary, which set forth CLE requirements as well as regulations for attorney and judge CLEs.

During her speech in May, Chief Justice O’Connor said she viewed the process of reforming CLE “as part of the particular obligation that we as lawyers have to support education in the law.”