Attorneys that are licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania must complete a minimum of twelve (12) CLE credit hours each annual PA CLE compliance period in order to fulfill the mandatory Pennsylvania CLE requirement. As part of the 12 unit annual PA CLE requirement, Pennsylvania attorneys must currently complete a minimum of 1 hour of legal ethics, professionalism or substance abuse. Please note that the legal ethics requirement will be increased to 2 credits hours annually for Pennsylvania attorneys with 2015 compliance deadlines.
Group 3 PA CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: December 31
- Reporting Deadline: The PA CLE Board will notify you
Pennsylvania attorneys that are in compliance group 3 are required to complete their CLE requirement by December 31, 2014. Accredited Providers of CLE are given 30 days from the date of course completion to report CLE credits to the PA CLE Commission. The PA CLE Board will account for this 30 day reporting period before determining non-compliance with the 2014 PA CLE requirement. To review your transcript and track your CLE credits reported you can access your MyPacle account.
Frequently Asked Questions
Each active lawyer shall maintain records sufficient to establish compliance with the CLE requirement in the event of a dispute with the final compliance report. (Regulation Section 7) The recommendation from the Board is that you maintain those records for three (3) years. The MyPacle account access is intended to assist in tracking of courses and credits.
Attorney Credits is an Accredited Sponsor of CLE in Pennsylvania and has a number of PA CLE programs that have been pre-approved by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. We offer streaming video courses for you to study your PA CLE online and we offer MP3 and video download courses if you prefer to work offline. And for the most convenience and flexibility we also offer MP3 Player and USB Stick compliance packages that come pre-loaded with 4 credits hours of PA CLE. For more information about CLE in Pennsylvania, please click the following link: Pennsylvania CLE.