Attorneys Seeking Reinstatement Must Take Courses

The Secretary of the Disciplinary Board has published a schedule of the courses an attorney seeking reinstatement must take. Every formerly admitted attorney who petitions for reinstatement under these rules shall take a minimum of 36 hours of accredited PA CLE courses with a minimum 12 of those hours in the area of Ethics. Twelve credits may be taken in pre-approved, interactive, Internet or computer based CLE programs. Any petitions filed on or after December 1, 2011, by formerly admitted attorneys who have been disbarred or suspended for more than one year shall include the Bridge the Gap course taken through an accredited PA CLE provider as part of the 36 hours of credits.