Online CLE Rules by State

Alabama

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

Due to continuing complications from COVID-19, the Alabama MCLE Commission has waived, for 2021, the usual requirement that at least 6 hours of CLE per year be earned at "live" CLE events.

As a consequence, ALL 12 HOURS of mandated CLE for the 2021 reporting year can be earned through pre-recorded On-Demand CLE courses. (But Barristers is still offering Live Webcasts for those attorneys who prefer the "live" experience.)

Arkansas

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: June 30th
Notes: Arkansas now allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online in any format (live webcast, on-demand video, or mp3 audio download).

California

Total Hours Required: 25
Ethics Hours Required: 6
Hours Earnable Online: 25
Compliance Date: January 31st
Notes:

All California CLE provided by Barristers is approved for participatory MCLE credit.

California attorneys must earn 25 hours of credit including: 4 hours of Ethics, 1 hour of Competence Issues, and 1 hour of Elimination of Bias credit(s).

See the State Bar of California Website for compliance group and reporting deadline information.

State Bar of California Provider #18590

Connecticut

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

All Barristers courses are approved by the Alabama State Bar and thus suitable for Connecticut attorney CLE credit.

Kentucky

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: June 30th
Notes:

A new amendment to the Kentucky CLE Rules now allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online, including On-Demand CLE (online video or MP3 audio) and/or Live Webcasts.

Also, due to COVID-19, the June 30, 2020 CLE deadline was extended one year. Consequently, Kentucky attorneys will need to earn 24 total hours of CLE, including 4 hours of ethics, between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2021.

Mississippi

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 1
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: July 31st
Notes:

For 2021-2022, the Mississippi Supreme Court has once again removed the normal 6-hour limit on online CLE. Therefore, for the CLE reporting period that ends July 31, 2022, Mississippi attorneys can earn all 12 hours of CLE through Online courses (including Barristers On-Demand CLE and/or LIve Webcasts). It is assumed that the 6-hour In-Person CLE requirement will return in 2023.

Missouri

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 3
Hours Earnable Online: 15
Compliance Date: June 30th
Notes:

Note that Missouri now requires 1 hour of "Elimination of Bias" credit as part of the 3 required ethics hours.

On-Demand CLE courses are considered "self-study" courses under Missouri CLE Regulations. Missouri attorneys can earn no more than 6 hours of CLE per year through On-Demand and other self-study formats, but no ethics credit can be earned through On-Demand CLE or other self-study CLE. Instead, ethics credits should be earned at "live" CLE events, including Live Webcasts online.

All Live Webcasts listed on the Missouri page of our website have been fully accredited by the Missouri Bar MCLE Department for the number of credit hours indicated. Insofar as On-Demand courses are concerned, the Missouri Bar MCLE Department classifies On-Demand courses as "self-study" CLE, and for that reason they do not pre-approve On-Demand courses. Instead the Missouri Bar relies on the individual attorney to self-report any CLE credits earned, including pre-approved Live Webcasts and self-study On-Demand courses.

New Jersey

Total Hours Required: 24
Ethics Hours Required: 4
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

New Jersey allows up to 12 hours to be earned online.

New York

Total Hours Required: 24
Ethics Hours Required: 4
Hours Earnable Online: 24
Compliance Date: Attorney's Birthdate
Notes:

The credit requirements listed here apply to Experienced Attorneys in New York.

Experienced attorneys are required to earn a total of 24 hours of CLE credit, including 4 hours of Ethics credit AND 1 hour of Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias credit.

All Barristers online CLE is approved for credit in the state of Alabama and therefore qualifies for credit in New York under the New York Court System's Approved Jurisdiction policy.

Please contact Barristers with any questions regarding this policy.

North Carolina

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

North Carolina allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online through On-Demand online CLE or Live CLE Webcasts (or a combination of both).

Of the 12 hours required, 1 hour must be devoted to Technology Training (can be either an ethics hour or a general hour).

Also, in addition to the 2 hours of ethics credit required each year, North Carolina mandates that attorneys earn 1 hour of CLE every 3 years on the topic of Substance Abuse/Mental Health Awareness. (This triennial Substance Abuse hour is credited to the overall 12-hour requirement for the year, but not to the 2-hour ethics requirement.)

Oklahoma

Total Hours Required: 12
Ethics Hours Required: 2
Hours Earnable Online: 12
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

Oklahoma now allows all 12 hours of required CLE to be earned online in any format (live webcast, on-demand video, or mp3 audio downloads).

Also, note that a recent amendment to the Oklahoma CLE Rules requires that attorneys earn at least 2 hours of ethics credit per year. (In the past only 1 ethics hour was required.)

Tennessee

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 3
Hours Earnable Online: 15
Compliance Date: December 31st
Notes:

Due to continuing complications from COVID-19, the Tennessee Supreme Court has temporarily waived (for 2021 and 2022) the normal requirement that attorneys earn at least 7 hours of CLE per year at In-Person seminars.

As a consequence, for the 2021 and 2022 reporting years, Tennessee attorneys can earn all 15 hours of CLE, including the 3 hours of ethics, through Barristers Online CLE, including pre-recorded On-Demand courses and Live Webcasts.

It is assumed that the 7-hour In-Person CLE requirement will be restored for 2023.

Texas

Total Hours Required: 15
Ethics Hours Required: 3
Hours Earnable Online: 15
Compliance Date: Last day of month preceding birth month