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.