CLE Requirements by State

Attorneys in most states must must take ongoing educational courses known as continuing legal education (CLE), or mandatory or minimum continuing legal education (MCLE).

Each state has its own CLE requirements for attorneys. States have reporting periods ranging from 1-3 years. And some states require attorneys to take courses in particular subject areas, such as ethics or professional responsibility.

Newly admitted attorneys may have to take additional CLE courses depending on their state"s rules.

Many states allow attorneys to earn credits through online videos, including on demand CLE courses and webinars.

Click on a state to learn more about its CLE requirements.