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Alabama MCLE

Top Alabama CLE Questions

TOP ALABAMA MCLE QUESTIONS

How many MCLE hours are required?

Twelve credit hours every year - including 1 hour of legal ethics.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 6 credit hours each year. To see a list of MCLE courses offered in Alabama please click the following link: Alabama Course List

How do Attorney Credits' MCLE courses qualify for credit in Alabama?

Attorney Credits is an Approved Sponsor of MCLE in Alabama. All of our online on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Alabama MCLE Commission.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

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

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Within 12 months of being admitted to the Alabama State Bar, every newly admitted attorney must complete a 3 hour course in professionalism.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. This 3 hour professionalism course must be completed at a live event.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 12 hours can be carried over to the next compliance period.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Alabama MCLE requirements we must monitor your course attendance and completion. For online streaming video courses you must click on randomly inserted pop ups during the video to confirm that you are viewing the course.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the Alabama MCLE Commission?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Alabama MCLE Commission. We will report your course attendance within 30 days of course completion. We report on the 1st and 15th of every month. In addition, we also maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.

How do I report the completion of my MCLE requirement at the end of my compliance period?

You must check your online transcript to confirm that you have completed all your required AL MCLE by December 31. You can view your transcript at any time by logging in to your account on the Alabama State Bar website. If you receive a notice of non-compliance around the end of January or beginning of February, you have until February 15 to submit a corrected MCLE transcript indicating compliance or submit a deficiency plan with the $100 late compliance fee.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Alabama, please call the Alabama MCLE Commission at (334) 269-1515 or visit the Alabama State Bar website: https://www.alabar.org/membership/mcle/

You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Alabama MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.

Alabama CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 12
Total Online Credits Allowed: 6

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 1 year
Compliance Deadline: 31-Dec
Reporting Deadline: 31-Dec

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Alabama State Bar CLE Info

With Attorney Credits convenient online, on-demand Alabama CLE (Continuing Legal Education) courses, Alabama attorneys can complete their AL CLE courses on their own schedule from the comfort of their home or office. We are an Approved Provider of CLE in Alabama and all of our online streaming video courses have all been pre-approved for Alabama CLE credit by the Alabama CLE Department. Under the Alabama CLE Rules, attorneys may complete up to 6 CLE credits through online CLE courses as part of the annual 12 unit Alabama State Bar CLE requirement.

Alabama attorneys must complete 12 Alabama state bar CLE credit hours each annual compliance period, including 1 mandatory hour of legal ethics. CLE credits for the Alabama CLE year must be completed by midnight of December 31. Alabama attorneys no longer file an annual CLE report. You must check your online transcript to confirm that you have completed all your required AL CLE by December 31. You can view your transcript at any time by logging in to your account on the Alabama State Bar CLE website. If you receive a notice of non-compliance around the end of January or beginning of February, you have until February 15 to submit a corrected CLE transcript indicating compliance or submit a deficiency plan with the $100 late compliance fee. The Certificate of Completion issued by Attorney Credits should be maintained and utilized to verify attendance in case of an audit.