WV STATE BAR CORONAVIRUS PLAN: The State Bar does not currently anticipate interruption in its operation, and will continue to operate normal office hours, and provide programs as currently scheduled, until such time as a State of Emergency is declared, if at all. The Bar may need to limit access and/or services at a future date. Please check the State Bar’s Website and Facebook page for updates.
Temporary Waiver of Online Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit
Due to concerns associated with the COVID-19 virus, the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has granted a request from the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a temporary waiver of current CLE rules and regulations which limit the CLE credits for online and in-house credits to 12 credits, or half of the mandatory continuing legal education requirements. Attorneys will now be able to earn all or any portion of the required 24 CLE credit minimum through video, audio, correspondence, telephone seminars, computer-based training courses and in-house instruction, so long as the courses otherwise satisfy the requirements of the CLE rules and regulations and are approved for CLE credit in West Virginia.
The State Bar is currently working on implementing the Temporary Waiver of Online Continuing Legal Education Credit Limit. Current CLE totals on your transcript may not reflect the actual total of credits. Please check the Bar Blast and wvbar.org for more information on when implementation of the waiver is complete.
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