CLE Compliance for Board Certified Specialists by December 31, 2019

In accordance with the requirements of the Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization (LBLS), as set forth in the individual Specialty Standards for each field of legal specialization, board certified attorneys in a specific field of law must meet a minimum CLE requirement for the calendar year ending December 31, 2019. The requirement for each area of specialty is as follows:

Appellate Practice – 15 hours of approved appellate practice law Estate Planning and Administration Law – 18 hours of approved estate planning law Family Law – 18 hours of approved family law Tax Law – 18 hours of approved tax law Bankruptcy Law – CLE is regulated by the American Board of Certification

CLE credits will be computed on a calendar year basis and all attendance information must be delivered to the Committee on Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) no later than January 31, 2020. Failure to earn and/or timely report specialization CLE hours will result in a penalty assessment.

Preliminary specialization transcripts will be sent in late November to all specialists who are delinquent in their specialization CLE hours. Please be sure to satisfy your specialization CLE requirement by December 31, 2019.

If you have any questions, contact Mary Ann Wegmann, Specialization Director, Louisiana Board of Legal Specialization, at (504) 619-0128, or email

For more information or to obtain a copy of your specialization transcript, go to

To find approved specialization CLE courses, consult the specialization CLE calendar at
Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600