RULES OF COURT
STATE SUPREME COURT
[July 1, 2021]
IN THE MATTER OF THE SUGGESTED AMENDMENT TO APR 11—MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION
The Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board, having recommended the adoption of the suggested amendment to APR 11—Mandatory Continuing Legal Education, and the Court having considered the suggested amendment, and having determined that the suggested amendment will aid in the prompt and orderly administration of justice;
Now, therefore, it is hereby
(a) That the suggested amendment as shown below is adopted.
(b) That pursuant to the emergency provisions of GR 9 (j)(1), the suggested amendment will be published in the Washington Reports and will become effective September 1, 2022.
dated at Olympia, Washington this 1st day of July, 2021.
Gordon McCloud, J.
MANDATORY CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION (MCLE)
(c) Education Requirements.
(1) Minimum Requirement. Each lawyer must complete 45 credits and each LLLT and LPO must complete 30 credits of approved continuing legal education by December 31 of the last year of the reporting period with the following requirements:
(ii) at least six credits must be in ethics and professional responsibility, as defined in subsection (f)(2), with at least one credit in equity, inclusion, and the mitigation of both implicit and explicit bias in the legal profession and the practice of law.
(f) Approved Course Subjects. Only the following subjects for courses will be approved:
(2) Ethics and professional responsibility, defined as topics relating to the general subject of professional responsibility and conduct standards for lawyers, LLLTs, LPOs, and judges, including diversity and antibias with respect to the practice of law or the legal systemequity, inclusion, and the mitigation of both implicit and explicit bias in the legal profession and the practice of law, and the risks to ethical practice associated with diagnosable mental health conditions, addictive behavior, and stress;