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Accreditation and CLE Rules for Washington
National Academy of Continuing Legal Education has been approved for accredited sponsor status by the Washington State Board of Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. All courses offered by the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education have been directly approved by the WSBA.
Washington attorneys are required to take 45 credit hours every 3 years including 6 credit hours of Ethics and 15 credit hours in the area of Law and Legal Procedure. The reporting cycle is from January 1st through December 31st every 3 years and each member must certify compliance by Feb 1st. *Beginning with the reporting period that runs from 2023-2025, WA attorneys must complete 1 credit hour that focuses on the category of equity, inclusion and the mitigation of bias.
Washington attorneys can earn all 45 CLE credit hours with us using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App courses.
WSBA members are divided into three MCLE reporting groups based upon year of admission.
Group 1: Admitted through 1975, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2022
Group 2: Admitted in 1976 through 1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017, 2020 Group 3: Admitted in 1984 through 1990, 1993, 1996, 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2011, 2014, 2018, 2021
The CLE deadline for Group 1 is Dec 31, 2022, for Group 2 is Dec
31, 2023 and for Group 3 is Dec 31, 2024. The deadline for reporting is Feb 1.
Washington attorneys may carry over a maximum of 15 credits including a maximum of 2 Ethics credits for a period of 36 months.
Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLT) and Limited Practice Officers (LPO) are required to take 30 approved MCLE credits every applicable three-year reporting period, including, at least 15 law and legal procedure credits and 6 ethics credits. All 30 credit hours can be taken with us using our DVDs, Audio CDs, USB Stick, Online, and iOS/Android App formats.
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This CLE course begins with medical education from one of New York’s
leading voices in medical cannabis, Dr. Bernie Lee, as he explains
cannabis and the endocannabinoid system. Dr. Lee explains the important differences between THC and CBD: what they are, the effect of each on the human body, and why it matters when it comes to how marijuana is regulated through medical programs.
Patricia Heer, Esq., follows Dr. Lee with a basic introduction into the
legislation that has been enacted in both New York (“The Compassionate
Care Act”) and New Jersey (“The Compassionate Use Act”). This includes a brief history and overview of how these important pieces of legislation have evolved and how they are alike and different. Other important topics covered include current patient count by state, the impact of additional qualified diagnoses, and the types of approved products available in both NY and NJ as well as an explanation of the business organizational structure required through these programs (“vertical integration”).