Jon Campisi Feb. 28, 2012, 1:21pm

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court announced it has appointed four new members, including a new chair and vice chair, to the state’s Continuing Legal Education Board.

Allegheny County attorney Kenneth Argentieri was named board chair and Montgomery County lawyer Kerry Scott Schuman was designated vice chair.

Two Philadelphia attorneys, Burton A. Rose and Stephen Ledva, Jr., were also appointed as new board members.

The board, whose members serve out three-year terms, comprises 10 attorneys chosen by the state’s high court.

The Continuing Legal Education Board administers rules pertaining to continuing education for licensed Pennsylvania attorneys.

The board is responsible for establishing the continuing legal education requirements, updating those requirements, monitoring attorney compliance, notifying attorneys of continuing legal education status, and accrediting and monitoring CLE providers and courses.

The CLE board is organized into three committees, each covering a major area of operation. They are accreditation, administration and compliance.

Pennsylvania attorneys must complete 12 hours of continuing legal education, including a minimum of one hour of ethics training, during the compliance period to which he or she is assigned, according to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, which made the announcement of the Supreme Court’s new board appointees.

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