The National Law Journal [sorry, subscription required] reported today there are fewer licensed lawyers in Illinois:
The Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission, an agency of the Illinois Supreme Court, booted 587 active attorneys from the state’s so-called “master roll” this year when they failed to file the paper work showing they had completed 20 hours of certified legal training between July 1, 2006, and June 30, 2008. The lawyers were officially removed from the roll after being sent three reminder letters late last year.
Illinois conceptualized mandatory CLE in 2005 with an initial scaled in requirement of 20 hours.
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