Legal Ethics

Nev. Bar Seeks Required CLE for Substance Issues, Says Almost 25 Percent of Applicants Admit History


Saying that nearly 25 percent of would-be Nevada lawyers admit having had issues in the past with substance abuse, the state bar is seeking to require practitioners to take continuing legal education on the subject.

Under a proposed new rule, one hour of the 12 required hours of annual CLE would have to cover “substance abuse, addictive disorders and or mental health issues that impair professional competence,” the Las Vegas Sun reports.

The Nevada Supreme Court has set a Nov. 5 hearing to consider the suggestion and is inviting comments from judges, lawyers and the public.

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