MCLE Rules Changes
Under the Twelfth Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster, the Supreme Court of Texas has ordered all deadlines, whether prescribed by statute, rule, or order, that expired or would have expired between March 13, 2020, and June 1, 2020, are extended:
- in attorney professional disciplinary and disability proceedings; and
- relating to the issuance or renewal of certifications, licenses, or registrations issued by the Judicial Branch Certification Commission, or for fulfilling mandatory continuing education.
Deadlines have been extended as follows:
- March will have until May 31, 2020
- April will have until June 30, 2020
- May will have until July 31, 2020
November and December attorneys who are subject to suspension have been extended through June 30, 2020. Attorneys born in January or February will also be granted an automatic 60-day extension, which will prevent further non-compliance fees from being assessed. Any non-compliance fees currently owed will still be due at the end of the extension period. Attorneys born in January and February will have until May 31, 2020, to comply with MCLE requirements.