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Illinois Supreme Court amends rule to allow MCLE credit for serving on a Supreme Court Board, Committee, Commission, or Task Force

12/21/2021

The Illinois Supreme Court has amended Rule 795 regarding continuing minimum legal education (“MCLE”) credit, allowing for one hour of MCLE credit to be earned for serving on a Supreme Court Board, Committee, Commission, or Task Force.

The amended rule states that an attorney “earns one hour of MCLE credit by attending a qualifying meeting of their board, commission, committee, or task force” and that “a qualifying meeting is any meeting of that board, commission, committee, or task force, as well as any subcommittee, working group or another subgroup that the Court entity created to advance its work.”

Credit for attendance to the qualifying meetings is limited to 12 hours in each two-year reporting period and there is no carryover of these credits to another two-year reporting period.

Amended Rule 795 and all of the Supreme Court Rules can be found on the Court’s website.