Continuing Legal Education

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Under the Ohio Administrative Code, attorneys requesting reimbursement for appointed cases have the following ongoing continuing legal education requirements:

Felony Cases

Within two years prior to the appointment, completion of a minimum of 12.0 hours of continuing legal education, certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, in criminal practice and procedure.  This is in addition the requirements in OVI cases is if the case is a felony OVI or a felony in which OVI is an element.

OVI Cases

Within two years prior to the appointment, attorneys appointed to represent indigent clients in misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile OVI cases must have completed a minimum of 6.0 hours of continuing legal education, certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, on OVI practice and procedure. 

Juvenile Felonies

Within two years prior to the appointment, the attorney must have completed a minimum 12.0 hours of continuing legal education, certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, in criminal practice and procedure, at least 6.0 of which must be in the area of juvenile delinquency practice and procedure. 

Appellate Cases

In appeals of felonies of the first, second, or third degree, within two years prior to the appointment, counsel must have completed a minimum of 12.0 hours of continuing legal education, certified by the Ohio Supreme Court, in criminal practice and procedure, at least 6.0 of which must be in the area of appellate practice. 

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