The state’s judges have voted to require continuing legal education for all licensed attorneys in Connecticut. Lawyers will have to complete 12 annual hours of CLE, a threshold they can reach in a variety of ways, ranging from attending workshops to taking online courses to teaching law school classes.

The vote at the June 24 annual judges’ meeting — formally known as the Judges of the Superior Court — is bound to make some lawyers unhappy. A number of regional bar association officials had spoken out against the proposal, complaining that it would do little to improve the quality of lawyering in Connecticut.

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