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
  • Estate Planning and Administration - 18 hours of approved estate planning and administration
  • Family Law - 18 hours of approved family law
  • Health Law - 15 hours of approved health 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 for 2019. Please be sure to satisfy your specialization CLE requirements by December 31, 2019.

Specialization transcripts may be accessed directly at: To find approved specialization CLE courses, consult the specialization CLE calendar at: Check off your specialization and click on "Search Courses" to find approved specialization CLE.
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