All active lawyers shall have one (1) year compliance periods. To aid administration of the program, all active lawyers shall be divided into three (3) compliance groups (“Compliance Groups”).
The Board will assign all active lawyers into one (1) of three (3) compliance groups by random selection utilizing the attorney identification number. Every lawyer will be notified by the Board following their assignment to a compliance group. The Board will assign newly registered lawyers to a compliance group on a random basis.
Compliance Group 1 must complete the annual CLE requirement by April 30 of each year.
Compliance Group 2 must complete the annual CLE requirement by August 31 of each year.
Compliance Group 3 must complete the annual CLE requirement by December 31 of each year.
Lawyers newly admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania, including lawyers admitted on motion from other states, shall be exempt from the requirements of these regulations for twelve (12) months but no more than twenty-four (24) months from the date of their Pennsylvania admission depending upon the compliance group to which the newly admitted lawyer is assigned and the compliance period for that group. Newly admitted lawyers shall complete their CLE requirement, including the Bridge the Gap program, by the end of their next succeeding compliance period.
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