New Lawyer Training (NLT)

The Akron Bar Association is here to help newly admitted lawyers transition into the practice of law! The Supreme Court of Ohio mandates that all newly admitted lawyers complete 12-hours of NLT by the end of their first biennial reporting period. The 12-hours include:

9-hours in one or more substantive areas of law​;
3-hours of instruction in professionalism, law practice management, and client funds management.

Annually, the Akron Bar provides NLT courses in December followed by a social or networking event.


Please Note

Newly admitted lawyers can satisfy 9-hours of the 12-hours NLT requirements by participating in the Lawyer-to-Lawyer Mentoring Program provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio's Commission on Professionalism. Lawyers who participate in mentoring must complete an additional 3-hours of classroom instruction on professionalism, law office management, and client fund management.​


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