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Georgia CLE

Top Georgia MCLE Questions

TOP GEORGIA MCLE QUESTIONS

How many MCLE hours are required?

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

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 Georgia please click the following link: Georgia Course List

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

All of our online on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

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

Is there a special requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Yes. Newly admitted Georgia attorneys must complete the State Bar of Georgia Transition Into Law Practice Program. Certain exemptions to this requirement apply, please check with the State Bar of Georgia for details on the exemptions.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. This program is only offered by the State Bar of Georgia.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period.

Regular MCLE hours - 12 regular MCLE hours can be carried over to the next year.
In-House MCLE hours - only 6 hours can be carried over to the next year.
Ethics hours - only 2 hours can be carried over to the next year.
Professionalism hours - only 2 hours can be carried over to the next year.
Trial hours - only 3 hours can be carried over to the next year.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Georgia attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.

Does Attorney Credits report my MCLE hours to the State Bar of Georgia?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency. 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?

The State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency mails all Georgia attorneys an Annual Report each year. If your Georgia MCLE hours are not complete or you owe fees, you must sign and return the Annual Report to the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency by January 31. If your Georgia MCLE hours are complete and you do not owe fees, then you do NOT need to return the Annual Report. In either case, Georgia attorneys are responsible for verifying the information contained in the Annual Report and correcting any mistakes.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Georgia, please call the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency at (404) 527-8710 or visit the State Bar of Georgia MCLE webpage: https://www.gabar.org/membership/cle/

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

Georgia MCLE Requirements

Provider Number

5105

State Requirements

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

Specialty Requirements

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

Compliance Requirements

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

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Georgia State Bar MCLE Info

With AttorneyCredits.com you can complete your Georgia CLE on your own schedule – when and where it's convenient for you! Georgia attorneys can access the Attorney Credits CLE website 24/7 to download or study CLE courses online. Study your CLE courses from the comfort of your home or study on-the-go – you can complete your courses in the following media formats: streaming video, MP3 and Video Download. Georgia attorneys may earn up to 6 CLE hours each annual CLE compliance period through Attorney Credit's online and offline Continuing Legal Education programs. Attorney Credits has the courses that you need to complete your GA Continuing Legal Education requirement!

Georgia attorneys must complete a minimum of 12 hours of Continuing Legal Education annually, including at least 1 credit hour of Legal Ethics and 1 credit hour of Professionalism. As part of the 12 unit GA CLE requirement, trial attorneys must also complete 3 trial hours each annual compliance period. Attorneys in Georgia may earn 6 of 12 CLE credits with AttorneyCredits.com by completing our online and offline GA CLE courses. Online CLE courses are considered self-study credits in Georgia. Georgia attorneys must complete all GA CLE credit hours by December 31 and report CLE compliance by January 31. The Georgia bar CLE Commission will mail an Annual Report to all non-exempt Georgia attorneys each year. A Georgia attorney who hasn't completed the necessary CLE hours must sign and return the Annual Report to the CLE office and complete the required CLE by March 31. If you have already completed your required GA CLE you do not need to return the report.