Ohio CLE Deadline is December 31

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Attorneys that are licensed to practice law in Ohio must complete 24 OH CLE credit hours every two years to complete the Ohio CLE requirement. Ohio attorneys must also complete the Professional Conduct requirement every two years as part of the required 24 OH CLE credit hours. To complete the Ohio Professional Conduct requirement, Ohio attorneys must finish a minimum of 2.5 credit hours in the areas of Substance Abuse, Legal Ethics and/or Professionalism.

Ohio CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Every 2 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: January 31

The deadline to complete the 24 OH CLE credit hours is rapidly approaching and you are running out of time to complete your Ohio CLE if this is your compliance year. December 31 is the date to complete the required 24 credit hours and January 31 is the deadline to report your OH CLE compliance. Under the 2014 amendments to the OH CLE Rules, Ohio attorneys may now complete up to 12 credit hours of the required 24 OH CLE credit hours through online OH CLE courses.

Ohio CLE Compliance Groups

  • Last name A – L: Report by 1/31 of EVEN numbered years
  • Last name M – Z: Report by 1/31 of ODD numbered years

However, please note that the Ohio CLE requirement is not annual. All Ohio attorneys have been permanently assigned to one of two groups based on the first letter of their last name. Attorneys whose last name begins with M – Z must complete the OH CLE requirement on or before December 31 of this year because you must report your OH CLE compliance by 1/31/2015. For more information about CLE in Ohio please click the following link: OH CLE.

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North Carolina CLE Deadline is December 31

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Attorneys that are licensed to practice by the North Carolina State Bar must complete 12 hours of approved NC CLE as part of the annual NC CLE requirement. Of these 12 required credit hours, a minimum of 2 credit hours must be in the area of Professional Responsibility or Professionalism. And once every three years there is a required substance abuse credit hour that must be completed.[1]

North Carolina CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: February 28

The deadline to complete the 12 required NC CLE credit hours is rapidly approaching and North Carolina attorneys only have a few more weeks to complete the required NC CLE credits hours. The deadline to complete your North Carolina CLE requirement is December 31. And your North Carolina CLE compliance must be reported by February 28 to avoid late fees.

Online CLE Courses

North Carolina attorneys may take up to six (6) hours of CLE credit through online courses for each compliance year.[2]

North Carolina attorneys do have the option to complete at least a portion of their annual NC CLE requirement through online and downloadable CLE courses. North Carolina attorneys can complete up to 6 of the 12 required North Carolina CLE credit hours through online CLE courses. Please note that if a North Carolina attorney takes more than six (6) online NC CLE hours in a compliance year, any NC CLE credit hours over the six allowed will be applied to the following compliance year and could possible result in compliance issues. For more information about North Carolina CLE please click here: NC CLE.

[1] At least once every three years, each North Carolina lawyer must also complete at least one (1) hour of professional responsibility devoted to instruction in substance abuse awareness or debilitating mental conditions, and a lawyer’s professional responsibilities attendant to these conditions.

[2] Online Courses

http://www.nccle.org

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New Jersey CLE: Complete & Report NJ CLE Compliance by December 31

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Many states across the country have December 31 CLE deadlines. If you are attorney in New Jersey, then your deadline to complete and report CLE compliance is December 31. Please note that there are two different CLE compliance groups in New Jersey. Attorneys in New Jersey CLE Compliance Group 1 must report New Jersey CLE compliance at the end of this year.[1]

 New Jersey CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: 2 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: December 31

Active New Jersey attorneys are required to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours of continuing legal education (CLE) every two year NJ CLE compliance period. Of the required 24 NJ CLE credit hours, a minimum of four (4) credit hours must be completed in the area of ethics and/or professionalism. Without a valid exception New Jersey attorneys may complete 12 credit hours of online CLE courses every two year compliance period.

If you’re a New Jersey attorney and your birthday falls between January 1 – June 30 then you are in Compliance Group 1.  Attorneys in Compliance Group 1 must report New Jersey CLE compliance in EVEN numbered years.

Don’t wait until New Years Eve… start studying online and offline NJ CLE courses with Attorney Credits today! Please click here for more information about CLE in New Jersey: NJ CLE.

[1] If you’re a New Jersey attorney and your birthday falls between January 1 – June 30 then you are in Compliance Group 1.  Attorneys in Compliance Group 1 must report New Jersey CLE compliance in EVEN numbered years.

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NV CLE: Complete & Report CLE by December 31

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Nevada attorneys must complete a minimum of twelve (12) CLE credit hours each annual NV CLE compliance period in order to complete their mandatory Nevada continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. Attorneys licensed in Nevada must complete at least two (2) credit hours of legal ethics as part of the 12 unit Nevada CLE requirement. Please note that Nevada attorneys now also have a substance abuse requirement that must be completed every three years.[1]

Nevada CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: December 31

All NV CLE credits must be completed and reported by December 31 to remain in compliance with the Nevada CLE requirement. If you don’t think you’ll be able to complete the required NV CLE by December 31, you can request an extension of time with the Nevada CLE Board. You must put your request for the extension in writing and send it to the Nevada CLE Board along with a $50 extension fee. Most Nevada attorneys will be given until March 1 to complete the NV CLE requirement if they are granted the extension.

Extension of Time

If you haven’t completed your CLE credits by December 31, you can request an extension of time with the Nevada CLE Board. You must put your request in writing, along with a $50 extension fee and send to the Nevada CLE Board. Attorneys are generally given until March 1 to complete the CLE requirement.

There is only about a month left to complete your NV CLE requirement and 2015 will be here before you know it! Why wait until December 30 to get started to start studying your NV CLE – sign up and start taking Nevada CLE courses today! To access Attorney Credits’ Nevada CLE compliance packages please click the following link: NV CLE.

[1] If you did not complete 1.0 credit hour of substance abuse in 2013, you must complete 1.0 credit hour of substance abuse in 2014

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Louisiana CLE: Report MCLE Compliance by January 31

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Attorneys that are licensed to practice law in Louisiana must complete 12 credit hours each year to fulfill the LA MCLE requirement. As part of the mandatory LA CLE requirement, Louisiana attorneys must complete at least 1 credit hour of legal ethics and 1 credit hour of professionalism annually.

Louisiana CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: January 31

Louisiana attorneys must complete the required 12 credit hours by December 31. Once the required 12 credit hours have been completed then your LA MCLE compliance must be reported by January 31 in order to avoid fines and suspensions. The Louisiana MCLE Committee will send you a preliminary MCLE compliance report by December 1. The preliminary report will list your record of MCLE compliance for 2014. If the Preliminary Transcript is not accurate, you must report any outstanding records of compliance to the LA MCLE Committee no later than January 31. Before March 15 the LA MCLE Committee will send you a final transcript of CLE compliance for 2014. You must correct any error(s) in the final transcript and forward it to the LA MCLE Committee with a written explanation of any such error(s) by March 31.

Important LA MCLE Information[1]

Preliminary MCLE transcripts are being prepared and will be mailed on or before December 1, 2014. The deadline for earning LA CLE hours is December 31, 2014 and the deadline for reporting LA CLE hours or an exemption is January 31, 2015.

If you fail to comply with the LA MCLE Rules – including completing and reporting LA CLE – you will be assessed a $150 late fee. Any member of the Louisiana Bar who is not in compliance with their LA MCLE requirements within 60 days of the Notice of Noncompliance being sent by the LA MCLE Committee will be declared ineligible to practice law in Louisiana. For more information about CLE in Louisiana, please click on the following link: LA CLE.

[1] http://www.lascmcle.org

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IA CLE: Iowa CLE Deadline is December 31

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Attorneys that are licensed to practice law in Iowa have an annual continuing legal education (CLE) requirement. Under the Iowa CLE Rules, attorneys licensed to practice in Iowa must complete a minimum of 15 IA CLE credit hours every year. Iowa attorneys must also complete 3 credit hours of legal ethics as part of the IA CLE requirement. However, please note that the Iowa ethics requirement must only be completed every two years.

Iowa CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: March 31

The required 15 IA CLE credit hours must be completed by December 31. Iowa attorneys must report completion of the Iowa CLE requirement by March 1 and each attorney must self-report completion of the IA CLE that they complete.[1] All Iowa attorneys that fail to file the annual IA CLE report or pay the proper amount of fee by must pay a penalty that can be as much as $250.

The Iowa CLE requirement helps ensure that lawyers and judges keep abreast of the latest legal developments.[2]

Iowa attorneys do have the ability to complete a portion of their Iowa CLE requirement through online CLE courses. Iowa attorneys have the option to complete six (6) credit hours of the IA CLE requirement each annual compliance period by completing computer-based legal education courses accredited by the Iowa CLE Commission. Please note that Iowa attorneys may only complete online streaming videos and may not take any downloadable CLE courses such as MP3 courses. For more information about CLE in Iowa please click the following link: IA CLE.

[1] In order to fulfill the annual IA CLE reporting obligation, each Iowa attorney must make a written report to the Iowa CLE Commission detailing the completion of IA CLE during the preceding calendar year.

[2] CLE Credit Information

http://www.iowabar.org/?page=CLECredits

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Indiana CLE Deadline is December 31

screen-capture6Attorneys licensed to practice in Indiana must complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of IN CLE each three-year IN CLE compliance period, including a minimum of 3 credit hours of legal ethics anytime within the three-year cycle. Indiana attorneys are limited to a maximum of 6 online CLE hours of the required 36 credit hours. One key point about IN CLE is that Indiana attorneys must complete at least 6 hours of IN CLE courses each year.

Indiana CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: 3 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: December 31

Indiana attorneys whose IN CLE compliance is due this year must complete their Indiana CLE requirement by December 31. Your CLE compliance cycle is determined by the year that you were admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association.[1] Once you have completed your required 45 credit hours of IN CLE courses you must also report your Indiana CLE compliance by December 31.

Your Indiana CLE compliance cycle is determined by the year that you were admitted to the Indiana State Bar Association.

If you don’t complete your Indiana CLE requirement by December 31 you can complete your IN CLE hours late but you must pay a late fine. The names of Indiana attorneys who have not reported the required IN CLE credit hours and paid the late fee will be given to the Indiana Supreme Court on May 1. If your Indiana CLE requirement is due December 31, time is running out. Indiana attorneys may complete 6 the required 36 credit hours by completing online CLE courses. For more information about CLE in Indiana please click here: IN CLE.

[1] The three year Compliance Period for attorneys admitted before 1986 first ended in 1989 and then continues every three years thereafter. Attorneys admitted to the Indiana Bar before December 31, 1998 (on the basis of successfully passing the Indiana Bar examination) had a grace period of three (3) years starting on January 1 of the year of admission and then must begin meeting the MCLE requirements thereafter. Attorneys admitted after December 31, 1998, must begin meeting the MCLE requirements starting on January 1 after the year of their admission.

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Georgia CLE Deadline is December 31

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Attorneys that are licensed to practice in the state of Georgia must complete 12 CLE credit hours each year – including 1 credit hour of legal ethics and 1 credit hour of professionalism. Georgia attorneys may complete 6 of the required 12 GA CLE credit hours per year through online CLE courses – these are called “in-house” hours.[1]

Georgia CLE Compliance & Reporting Deadlines

  • Reporting Cycle: Annual
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: January 31

You must complete the required 12 Georgia CLE credit hours before December 31. However, if you don’t complete your required GA CLE credit hours by December 31 you are entitled to a grace period. The grace period for Georgia attorneys runs until March 31. And if you miss the March 31 grace period deadline, you must pay a $100 late fee at which point your GA CLE deadline will be extended until June 30. Please note that if you complete your Georgia MCLE requirement after June 30, there will be an additional $150 late fee. You can monitor your GA CLE record during the year by logging into your account on the State Bar of Georgia website.

If a Georgia attorney remains in noncompliance with the GA MCLE requirement, the attorney may be suspended from the practice of law in Georgia.

Why risk fines and suspension?? Get your GA CLE done before the December 31 GA CLE deadline! Attorney Credits offers a variety of 6 credit hour GA CLE compliance packages and you can study your GA CLE online or offline. Georgia attorneys may complete 6 credit hours annually with Attorney Credits online CLE courses and we report the credit you complete to the State Bar of Georgia. For more information about Georgia CLE please click here: GA CLE.

[1] These type of hours are called in-house hours and they are tracked on attorneys’ CLE transcripts maintained by the State Bar of Georgia CLE department staff.

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Delaware CLE: DE CLE Deadline is 12/31

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Delaware is a mandatory CLE (Continuing Legal Education) state. Attorneys that are licensed to practice in Delaware must complete the required number of DE CLE credits each compliance period in order to avoid being fined and suspended by the Delaware CLE Commission. Attorneys in Delaware must complete the required 24 CLE credit hours every two years, including a minimum of 4 credit hours of legal ethics.

Delaware CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: 2 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: February 1

The deadline to complete your DE CLE requirement depends on the year you were admitted to the Delaware State Bar Association. Delaware attorneys must report CLE compliance biennially, as compliance groups are broken into two-year cycles. If a Delaware attorney is admitted in an even-numbered year, DE CLE credits are due by December 31 of every even-numbered year. Those Delaware attorneys with odd-numbered year admissions must complete DE CLE credits by December 31 of every odd-numbered year. All DE CLE credit hours must be timely reported by February 1 to avoid fines.[1]

Notice Regarding CLE Compliance Date

The Delaware CLE reporting period ends on December 31 of the applicable year – even year deadline for even year admittees and odd year deadline for odd year admittees.

Delaware does limit the number of online DE CLE credit hours attorneys can complete each compliance period. Delaware attorneys may use Attorney Credits’ online DE CLE Courses to fulfill 12 of the required 24 DE CLE credit hours. Attorney Credits offers a full selection of Delaware CLE compliance packages and individual DE CLE courses. For more information about CLE in Delaware please click the following link: Delaware CLE.

[1] After March 1, Delaware attorneys reporting late compliance are fined $5/day for each day they are late.

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CO CLE: December 31 CO CLE Deadline

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Attorneys that are licensed in Colorado must complete 45 credit hours of approved CLE every 3 years in order to complete the CO CLE requirement. Of the 45 required CO CLE credit hours, at least 7 credit hours must be completed in the area of legal ethics.

Colorado CLE Compliance & Reporting Requirements

  • Reporting Cycle: Every 3 years
  • Compliance Deadline: December 31
  • Reporting Deadline: January 31

If you are a Colorado attorney and your CLE compliance is due in 2014 you are rapidly running out of time – there is a little over a month to complete the 45 credit hour CO CLE requirement. The deadline to complete your CO CLE requirement is December 31. Colorado attorneys also have CLE reporting obligations. The deadline to report completion of your CO CLE requirement is January 31.

You must complete 45 credit hours over your three year compliance period. At least 7 of the credit hours must be in legal ethics. The deadline to complete the 45 credit hours is December 31.

There is one bright spot for Colorado attorneys when it comes to completing the CO CLE requirement – all 45 credit hours may be completed through online CLE courses. Attorney Credits is an Approved Sponsor of CLE courses in Colorado. Our Colorado CLE courses have all been pre-approved for credit by the Colorado CLE Board for homestudy credit because our CLE courses meet the requirements set forth in Colorado MCLE Rule 103(j). For more information about CLE in Colorado, please click the following link: Colorado CLE.

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