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Rule 14-410. Accreditationof CLE; undue hardship and special Accreditation.

(a) Unless the Board grantsan undue hardship waiver under Subsection (f), a lawyer or paralegalpractitioner may not count Self-Study CLE hours towards more than half theamount of Accredited CLE required of the lawyer or paralegal practitionerduring a Compliance Cycle.

(b) Accredited CLEactivities provided by this article must:

(b)(1) have as their primaryobjective to increase lawyers' or paralegal practitioners? professionalcompetency;

(b)(2) be comprised ofsubject matter directly related to the practice of law; and

(b)(3) comply with thespecific requirements set forth in this article with respect to each activity.

(c) The Board shall assignan appropriate number of credit hours to each Accredited CLE activity.

(d) Ethics CLE. All coursesor components of courses offered to fulfill the Ethics CLE requirement under14-404(a) must be specifically Accredited by the Board.

(e) Professionalism andCivility. All courses or components of courses offered to fulfill theProfessionalism and Civility CLE requirement under 14-404(a) must bespecifically Accredited by the Board.

(f) Undue hardship; specialAccreditation. Formal instruction or educational seminars that meet therequirements of paragraph (a) lend themselves well to the fulfillment of theeducational requirement imposed by this article and will be readily Accreditedby the Board. It is not intended that compliance with this article will imposeany undue hardship upon any lawyer or paralegal practitioner because the lawyeror paralegal practitioner may find it difficult to attend such activitiesbecause of health or other special reasons. In addition to Accrediting formalinstruction at centralized locations, the Board, in its discretion, may Accredit such CLE including, but not limited to, audio andvideo presentations, webcast, computer interactive telephonic programs,teaching, preparation of articles and other meritorious learning experiences asprovided in this article.

Effective May 1, 2021.