Continuing legal education for attorney is not mandatory in Maryland

Maryland is one of the few states that does not require that attorneys take Continuing Legal Education (CLE) courses.    Until Maryland imposes mandatory CLE requirements on attorneys, it is always appropriate to ask your prospective attorney whether he or she has taken any legal courses in the past 12 months and what was the subject matter of the courses.    An attorney who does not attend voluntary CLE courses may not understand the limits of his or her legal knowledge and how much more they could learn about the subject.    If the attorney tells you that he or she does not attend CLE due to their profiency in the legal subject, then you should ask your prospective attorney why he or she is not teaching voluntary CLE courses.


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