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2. Requirements

a. MCLE REQUIREMENTS

Members of the IBP not exempt shall complete every three (3) years at least thirty-six (36) hours of continuing legal education activities approved by the MCLE Committee. (Section 2, Rule 2, Ibid.)

Of the 36 hours:

1)  At least six (6) hours shall be devoted to legal ethics equivalent to six (6) credit units;

2) At least four (4) hours shall be devoted to trial and pretrial skills equivalent to four (4) credit units;

3) At least five (5) hours shall be devoted to alternative dispute resolution equivalent to five (5) credit units;

4) At least nine (9) hours shall be devoted to updates on substantive and procedural laws, and jurisprudence equivalent to nine (9) credit units;

5) At least four (4) hours shall be devoted to legal writing and oral advocacy equivalent to four (4) credit units;

6) At least two (2) hours shall be devoted to international law and international conventions equivalent to two (2) credit units; and

7) The remaining six (6) hours shall be devoted to such subjects as may be prescribed by the MCLE Committee equivalent to six (6) credit units. (Ibid.)

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