CLE Requirements by State
Click on your state below to learn about its CLE rules.
Continuing Legal Education /CLE
Attorneys in most US states and territories are required to complete Continuing Legal Education (CLE) on an ongoing basis to help them stay on top of new legal developments.
Some state bars require attorneys to attend live events, while other states allow completion of CLE requirements through self-study. Compliance cycles are another area where states differ.
There are no existing nationwide CLE-hour requirements.
State authorities create the requirements for lawyers in their jurisdiction. Thus, the rules vary from one state to another.
Checking out the requirements for the state where you’re practicing or planning to practice helps you select the classes that you should take.