Online CLE Rules by State

Alabama

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

Although Alabama CLE Rules permit attorneys to earn all 12 hours online, at least 6 hours must be earned at a live seminar. Thus, no more than 6 hours per year may be earned through On-Demand CLE. The remaining 6 hours of CLE must be earned through either an online Live Webcast or an In-Person seminar.

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).

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.

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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: September 30th
Notes:

Through the end of the 2020-2021 reporting year that ends on July 31,2021, Mississippi attorneys are temporarily allowed to earn all 12 hours of annual CLE credits through online courses (including pre-recorded On-Demand online courses, as well as Live Webcasts). It is anticipated that the 6-hour In-Person CLE requirement will be reinstated in 2022.

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. In contrast, the Missouri Bar MCLE Department does not pre-approve On-Demand courses, but instead will rely on the individual attorney to self-report completion of appropriate On-Demand courses.

Also, due to COVID-19, the CLE deadline for 2020 was extended from June 30, 2020 to September 30, 2020. This extension applies only to the 2020 deadline. In 2021 the CLE deadline will return to June 30.

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: 1
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).

Tennessee

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

All 3 dual/ethics hours may be earned via online courses (as long as the online course hour limit has not been reached).

Due to COVID-19, the Tennessee CLE Commission has temporarily suspended the 7-hour In-Person CLE requirement. Thus, in order to meet the December 31, 2020 CLE deadline, Tennessee attorneys can earn all 15 hours of CLE, including the 3 hours of ethics, through Barristers Online CLE, including On-Demand courses and Live Webcasts. The 7-hour In-Person CLE requirement will be restored for 2021.

Texas

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