Rhode Island 02903
Education Office administers all judicial education programs for state court
judges and magistrates and oversees Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
programs for the 6,000 Rhode Island licensed attorneys. Both types of programs
share the same goal: to sharpen the ability of the bench and bar to respond to
the dynamic changes in our community.
The MCLE Commission has 13 members. The Commission oversees all activities of
the Education Office related to the MCLE requirements for attorneys, including
communicating with sponsor agencies, reviewing attorney applications and
compliance reports, notifying attorneys of non-compliance, and developing
curriculum in conjunction with bar associations, law schools, law firms, and
Commission duties include the review of exemption requests, course eligibility,
and finances. Other commission functions include reexamining the MCLE rules to
meet the evolving needs of the legal profession and responding to advances in
educational technology. The commission also cooperates with other MCLE states to
facilitate reciprocal compliance for multi-state licensed attorneys.