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Maine CLE

Top Maine CLE Questions


How many CLE hours are required?

Eleven credit hours every year - including 1 required hour of Legal Ethics or Professionalism.

How many CLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

A maximum of 5.5 credit hours each year. To see a list of CLE courses offered in Maine please click the following link: Maine Course List

How do Attorney Credits' CLE courses qualify for credit in Maine?

All of our online and downloadable on-demand CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

What are my CLE compliance and reporting requirements?

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

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 10 credit hours may be carried over to the next compliance period, provided that the professional responsibility requirement is satisfied for each year.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

Yes, under the Maine CLE 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. For downloadable CLE courses we have embedded numeric codes in the courses. You must write these number codes down and then enter them on our website after you complete the course to obtain your course certificate. Please note that the date you enter the codes and get the certificate is the date that will be printed on the certificate.

Does Attorney Credits report my CLE hours to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar?

No. Attorney Credits does not report your completed courses to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Maine attorneys must self-report their hours. We do 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 my CLE hours to the to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar?

You must send in your properly executed certificates of completion to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.

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

When you file your annual registration statement, you must sign and submit your Annual Report to the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. The Annual Report must list the course titles, dates, locations, sponsors and number of credit hours of all CLE courses or other CLE activities completed during the preceding calendar year. Registration statements must be filed before August 31.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about CLE in Maine, please call the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar at (502) 564-3795 or visit the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar webpage: http://www.mebaroverseers.org/attorney_services/continuing_education/continuing_education.html

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

Maine CLE Requirements

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 11
Total Online Credits Allowed: 5.5

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professional Responsibility - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1

Compliance Requirements

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


Maine CLE Info

With Attorney Credits convenient on-demand Maine continuing legal education (CLE) courses, attorneys in Maine can complete their ME CLE requirement on their own schedule from the comfort of their own home or office! You can access AttorneyCredits.com and complete your Maine online CLE courses on most computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones so you can study your CLE courses where it's convenient for you! Attorney Credits online & downloadable CLE courses have all been approved for Maine CLE credit by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Under the CLE Rules, attorneys may complete up to 5.5 CLE credit hours through Maine online CLE courses as part of the annual 11 hour Maine CLE requirement.
Lawyers in Maine may earn up to 5.5 CLE hours each annual CLE compliance period via Maine online CLE courses.

Attorneys in Maine must complete 11 ME CLE credit hours each annual ME CLE compliance period, including 1 hour of legal ethics or professionalism. The ME CLE compliance period begins on January 1 and ends on December 31. CLE hours earned in each calendar year should be reported to the Board of Overseers in June or July of the following year in connection with the filing of the annual registration statement. Maine attorneys that fail to sign and submit the Annual Report Statement demonstrating compliance with the ME mandatory CLE requirements by August 31 risk being fined and suspended. Maine attorneys may complete up to 5.5 hours of ME CLE credit each year earned through on-demand CLE courses that have been approved by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. All of Attorney Credits' CLE courses have been approved for CLE credit by the Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar.