Twelve credit hours every year - including 2 required hours of legal ethics/professionalism.
No, there is no special requirement for newly admitted attorneys.
Newly admitted attorneys must complete the 12 required MCLE hours in the calendar year following their admission to the Connecticut Bar Association. For example, Connecticut lawyers admitted in 2017 are not required to complete the MCLE requirement until 2018. If newly admitted attorneys complete MCLE courses in the year in they are admitted or certified, then they can carry over two hours of credits to the following year.
All 12 credit hours.
There is no formal approval process for MCLE courses or providers. If an MCLE provider’s courses have been approved in another state, then the provider’s courses are automatically approved in Connecticut. Certificates are issued by Attorney Credits. Because Attorney Credits’ offers MCLE courses in 48 other states and we are approved providers in numerous states, our courses qualify for MCLE credit in Connecticut.
Reporting Cycle: Annual
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: March 10
Yes, up to 2 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period.
No, Connecticut attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.
No. We do not report your completed courses to the State of Connecticut Grievance Committee. Connecticut attorneys are required to self-report their MCLE compliance on the annual registration form. We do maintain a record of all your completed courses and you can access your certificates of completion at anytime from our website.
Connecticut attorneys are required to self-report their overall MCLE compliance on the annual registration form that is mailed in January.
For more information about MCLE in Connecticut, please call the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch at (860) 568-5157 or visit the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch webpage: https://www.jud.ct.gov/mcle.
You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about the Connecticut MCLE requirement, please call our Support Center at (760) 903-5005.
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