Administrative Code rule PD 1.035(4) requires that all certified attorneys complete six credits of continuing legal education each calendar year in courses approved by the state public defender. The programs can be from any CLE provider, but must be related to criminal defense practice areas. The requirement applies beginning in the first full calendar year following an attorney’s graduation from law school.
Attorneys must report their credits using their online billing site. Registration for an SPD-sponsored training event is not reporting. Attorneys who do not report the required credits will be suspended from the certification lists.