Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education
30 S. Meridian St. Suite 950
Indianapolis, IN 46204
The ethics portion of a course shall be directed to the ethics of attorneys as opposed to the ethical or moral behavior of other professionals or of people in general. Such courses shall include instruction focusing on the Rules of Professional Responsibility as they relate to law firm management, malpractice avoidance, attorneys fees, legal ethics, and the duties of attorneys to the judicial system, the public, clients and other attorneys. Although ethics can be integrated into the program (as opposed to a freestanding, single-issue program), it still must appear as a separate agenda item and must be at least thirty minutes in duration to be given credit. Sponsors must separately certify attorney ethics credits on the sponsor's attendance reports.
Before submitting the following applications to the Commission for consideration, please check the following:
Non-Legal Subject Matter (“NLS”) Courses. NLS courses are those that enhance an attorney’s competence in his or her individual practice. NLS is unavailable for in-house and distance education programs. Attorneys can report a maximum of twelve hours toward the three-year 36-hour requirement using NLS courses. Complete the “Application for Accreditation of a Non-Legal Subject Matter Course.”
Total Accreditation. Complete the “Application for Accreditation of Continuing Legal Education Activity.”
Partial Accreditation. An applicant must apply separately for accreditation of the legal portions of a seminar, where the substance of a seminar is not entirely legal. The Commission may deny accreditation for an entire program where separate application is not made and where a significant portion of the program is not continuing legal education. Complete the enclosed “Application for Accreditation of Continuing Legal Education Activity,” and identify those topics for which you request accreditation.