YLD President Adam White says he is willing to compromise after the Board of Legal Specialization and Education rejected a division proposal to make mental health and wellness and bias elimination credits mandatory within the 33 CLE hours that Bar members must earn every three years.

“We are not in any way taking an adverse position to BLSE, we obviously would like to work together with them to make our profession better,” White said.

Under Rule 6-10.3(b), Bar members must dedicate five credit hours to approved legal ethics, professionalism, bias elimination, substance abuse, or mental illness awareness, with at least one of the five credit hours dedicated to professionalism.