Article 10 Penalties for non-compliance with the requirements of legal training. 3. A WYPBO lawyer who acts as a mentor to another lawyer in a pro bono case receives one legal training loan per case and is not entitled to more than three credits of training for pro bono work in a calendar year. Mentors are assigned at the time of referral by the client and the penniless mentor. Mentors are available to the lawyer representing the poor client for information and advice on all aspects of the case, but the mentor is not required to appear or appear on behalf of the needy client. Mentors cannot be members of the same firm or associated with the lawyer representing the indigent client. (1) For judicial training activities previously accredited in accordance with Rule 6, no document other than the approved form shall be required. (c) In the event of difficulties or extenuating circumstances, extensions of time limits for meeting statutory training requirements may be granted by the Governing Body for a period not exceeding six months immediately after the end of the year in which the requirements were not met. The mandatory continuing education hours prescribed during an extension period must first apply to the legal continuing education requirement of the previous year and only to the current or following year, unless the hours are necessary to meet the legal continuing education requirement of the previous year.
(a) Not later than 31. In March of each year, the Wyoming State Bar Association will notify of non-compliance any active attorney who has not met the legal education requirement for the previous calendar year. No later than March 31 of each year, the Wyoming State Bar Association will also notify any new admissions that have not participated in the mandatory continuing education course described in Rule 4(b) of these Rules. Delinquent lawyers and new licensees who do not comply with Rule 4(b) have until April 30 to file applications for adequate credit to remedy the offence, as well as payment of a $100 non-compliance fee payable to the Board of Continuing Legal Education. The content of this site is provided for informational and educational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations that specify what qualifies for the CLE loan. Please contact your state`s MCLE regulator if you have specific questions about your MCLE rules. Wyoming attorneys must continue their legal education throughout their careers. Mandatory legal education (CLE) is a requirement of the Wyoming Supreme Court (15 hours/2 ethics per calendar year). Members can check their CLE compliance when they are logged into their member account.
An attorney may receive a maximum of five hours of legal training each calendar year for the provision of pro bono public services under Rule 6.1 of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct. This credit may be obtained in the amount of one hour of credit for two hours of pro bono public service, including (1) providing pro bono public service, (2) mentoring another lawyer providing public pro bono service, and (3) mentoring a law student who qualifies under Rule 9 of the Wyoming State Bar Association Rules and Authorized Legal Practice. (a) A promoter may apply for accreditation of a legal education program by submitting an application for accreditation on a form provided by the Board of Directors at least 30 days prior to the event, with a registration fee of $50. The request shall indicate the dates, proposed topics, total number of minutes of teaching, names and qualifications of speakers and other relevant information. Programs are approved for a period of 12 months and must be resubmitted for approval every 12 months, with a $50 application fee to be accredited that year. The following organizations and other organizations may be exempt from payment of filing fees at the discretion of the Executive Secretary: Each active member of the Bar Association must pay an annual fee of $5.00 to the Wyoming State Council for Continuing Legal Education. This fee is charged by the Law Society Association at the time the annual licence fee is collected, but is a fee used solely to cover the costs of administering the rules and regulations for legal education and the publication of annual reports. This fee shall be due on 1 October of each financial year and shall be entered in the accounts late on 1 December. A lawyer who has not met the applicable legal education requirements by January 15 of the year following the reporting period is late and will be subject to a $300 late fee.