Attorneys licensed to practice in Texas must complete at least 15 Texas CLE credit hours each annual TX MCLE compliance period as part of the mandatory CLE requirement in Texas. Texas attorneys must also complete at least 3 credit hours of Legal Ethics or Professional Responsibility to properly fulfill the mandatory 15 credit hour TX CLE requirement. But how do you report your TX MCLE compliance to the State Bar of Texas?
Texas MCLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements
- Reporting Cycle: Annual
- Compliance Deadline: Last day of month preceding birth month
- Reporting Deadline: First day of attorney’s birth month
You will report your annual TX MCLE compliance on the Annual MCLE Verification Report. Your Annual MCLE Verification Report will be mailed to you by the State Bar of Texas eight weeks before the month that you were born. It is your duty to review this report carefully to ensure that it is both accurate and complete.
If the Verification Report indicates that you have completed the requisite number of TX MCLE hours, then no further action is required.
If you have NOT completed or reported the minimum 15 TX credit hours by the last day of your compliance year, a reminder Notice will be emailed and mailed to you by the State Bar of Texas at the beginning of your birth month. If you do not complete and report at least 15 hours of Texas CLE by the last day of your birth month grace period then you will be in non-compliance and subject to a penalty. Please click this link to access more information about CLE in Texas: TX CLE.
 This period is considered a grace period and you will be given this period in order to comply with the TX CLE requirements without a penalty.