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Purpose

The Mission of the Commission for Continuing Legal Education is to enhance the quality of the judiciary, bar, and others within its jurisdiction, by developing, administering, and regulating continuing educational requirements for judges and attorneys, registration and training of mediators, and accreditation of attorney specialization programs.

In 1986, Indiana became the 18th state to require attorneys to receive Continuing Legal Education (CLE). The Supreme Court adopted the mandatory continuing legal education rule for lawyers and judges and made it effective January 1, 1987. This rule was largely unchanged until major amendments were made effective in 1997.


Members

Commission Officers

Shontrai D. Irving, Chair
Crown Point

April R. Drake, Vice Chair
Richmond

Hon. Barbara Harcourt, Secretary
Milroy

Commissioners

Steven M. Badger
Carmel

Caitlin R. Byczko
Indianapolis

Hon. Jennifer L. DeGroote
Fort Wayne

Emily Guenin-Hodson
Wabash

Christina J. Miller
Merrillville

Dr. Elizabeth Osika
Indianapolis

Hon. Terry C. Shewmaker
Elkhart

Stephanie Steele
South Bend

Judges ADR Committee Liaison

Hon. Stephen Sheele, (Ex-Officio Member)
Fort Wayne


Staff Contact

Indiana Office of Admissions and Continuing Education
(317) 232-2552
(317) 233-6112 [TDD]
ace@courts.in.gov