On July 1, 2018, the Northern and Southern District Courts amended the Local Rules eliminating the requirements for attorneys to complete continuing legal education hours in the area of federal practice to be admitted or remain in good standing to practice law. Attorneys are no longer required to file biennial reports documenting their federal CLE hours with the Clerk. The Local Rules, as amended, require all admitted attorneys to update their personal information and pay an annual fee of $25.00 per district. The annual fee must be paid by March 1st each year beginning in 2019. The annual fee must be paid separately to the Clerk of Court in each district where an attorney is admitted and must be paid regardless of when the last biennial CLE report was filed. The instructions for updating personal information and paying the annual fee can be found at https://www.iasd.uscourts.gov/annual-renewal-fee.
Tuesday, September 11, 2018