Some Lawyers Will Game The System; You Can't Make Them Learn. True. But we all had classmates in law school who did the same thing. Should we close the law schools? No effort to elevate the profession should ever be defined by the lowest common denominator. In any event, the proposed rules expressly state their intention to "provide . . . relevant and useful continuing legal education courses covering the broadest spectrum of substantive, ethical and professional subject matter . . .," so as to ensure MCLE will provide a meaningful experience for all.
You Are Always Telling Me What To Do. Enough is Enough. Please remember, the practice of law is a regulated profession. Thus far, it is largely self-regulated. Abandon that responsibility, and the void will be filled by others like the legislature.
In a world where the law is growing and changing at lightning speed and in a profession where the paramount duty is to protect the client's interests, can the bar and the bench truly justify its embarrassing hold-out against the required maintenance of legal acumen and skill? We think not.