Application for Ohio CLE Credit
for Pro Bono Services
Pro Bono Partnership of Ohio is authorized by the Ohio Supreme Court as an Organization Providing Pro Bono Programs or Services in Ohio. Ohio Continuing Legal Education credit can be provided for approved pro bono activities performed for the Partnership.
Eligible pro bono work – Attorneys can earn Ohio CLE credit for pro bono legal services performed for an Ohio nonprofit client of the Partnership.
Amount of CLE Credit – Attorneys will earn 1 CLE credit hour for every six hours of pro bono legal service. You can earn up to 6 CLE credits during any one reporting cycle (a cycle is 2 years). An attorney must provide a minimum of six hours of pro bono legal services to be eligible to receive one hour of CLE credit. After the minimum one-hour threshold has been met, additional pro bono hours will be rounded to the nearest quarter hour.
How to get pro bono CLE credit – Attorneys who wish to receive CLE Credit for their pro bono legal services should complete Part I of Form 23 for submission to PBPO, and a detailed time tracking record. PBPO will review the information provided by the attorney for completeness and accuracy. PBPO will then submit the credit hours to the CLE Commission.
If you have any questions about CLE credit for pro bono services, please contact our office or refer to this brochure from the Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation.