By Nerino Petro at 30 January, 2007, 3:59 pm
Effective January 29, 2007, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin approved On-Demand CLE for Wisconsin attorneys. The original petition was filed by the Board of Bar Examiners and was amended after discussions with the State Bar of Wisconsin. The new rule provides:
Section 1. 31.01 (6m) of the Supreme Court Rules is created to read:
31.01 (6m) "Repeated on-demand program" means an on-line program delivered over the Internet, repeating a program previously approved by the board, and given at a time of the attendee's choosing within twelve (12) months of the approval of the on-demand on-line program.
Section 2. 31.05 (5) and (6) of the Supreme Court Rules are created to read:
31.05 (5) (a) A repeated on-demand program may be used to satisfy the requirement of SCR 31.02, if all of the following conditions are met:
1. The repeated on-demand program is approved prior to being claimed for credit by a lawyer on CLE Form 1.
2. Sponsors of the approved on-demand on-line program must maintain a roster verifying the attendance of all attorneys logged-in and paying for the program and provide the roster to the board if requested.
(b) No more than 10.0 credits may be claimed for repeated on-demand programs during a lawyer's reporting period.
(c) No legal ethics and professional responsibility credit is allowed for a repeated on-demand program.
(d) Repeated on-demand programs may not be used for reinstatement, readmission, or reactivation.
(6) Each hour of service on the office of lawyer regulation district committee or as an office of lawyer regulation special investigator may be used to satisfy the requirements of SCR 31.02, to a maximum of 3.0 hours of legal ethics and professional responsibility credit per reporting period, provided that the office of lawyer regulation maintains a roster verifying service and provides the roster to the board if requested.