Commission for Continuing Legal Education

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.

History

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.

Commission Officers

Christina J. Miller, Chair
Merrillville

Hon. Jennifer L. DeGroote, Vice-Chair
Fort Wayne

Hon. Rudolph R. Pyle, Secretary
Indianapolis

 

Commissioners

Angela L. Freel
Evansville

Steven A. Spence
Indianapolis

April R. Drake
Richmond

Shontrai D. Irving
Crown Point

Dr. Howard Mzumara
Indianapolis

Steven M. Badger
Carmel

Hon. Terry C. Shewmaker
Elkhart

Hon. Barbara Harcourt
Milroy

 

Judges ADR Committee Liaison

Hon. David J. Avery
Fort Wayne

 

Staff Contact

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