204 Pa. Code § 305 - Alternative Education Activity Accreditation Standards

Current through Register Vol. 52, No. 16, April 16, 2022

(a) Alternative education activities may qualify for credit if they are consistent with the provisions of these rules, and subject to the following specific terms and conditions:
(1) Individual Approval Required. Each alternative education and teaching activity for which CJE credit is sought must be approved by the Board for credit.
(2) Requests for Approval. A judge should request Board approval for alternative education activities or teaching activities sixty (60) days prior to the activity, but in all events a judge must request such approval no more than thirty (30) days after completing the activity in order for the request to be considered.
(3) Evaluations. The provisions of Rule 402 regarding evaluations may apply to alternative education activities, if appropriate, as determined by the Board.
(b) In addition to the requirements above, when credit is sought for a law school or graduate level course:
(1) The course must otherwise qualify for academic credit by the school.
(2) One (1) hour of credit may be given for each approved credit hour awarded by the school.
(3) The school offering the course shall be a law school accredited by the American Bar Association or college or university accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education or other regional equivalent.
(c) Additional Information. Upon request by the Board, information shall be submitted to the Board concerning the alternative education activity, including any information describing the alternative education activity and the qualifications of anticipated presenters, the method or manner of presentation of materials, and, if requested, a set of the materials.
(d) If an alternative education activity, law school, or graduate level course does not bear entirely on judicial ethics and/or judicial practice, or the method of presenting the course is below minimum standards, the Board may determine that such activity is entitled to no credit or may assign such partial credit as it deems appropriate.


204 Pa. Code § 305
Adopted by Pennsylvania Bulletin, Vol 50, No. 10. March 7, 2020, effective 3/7/2020

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