None. There is currently no minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) requirement for attorneys in Massachusetts.
Massachusetts attorneys are encouraged to complete CLE courses in order to maintain their competence to practice law (See Massachusetts Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 1.1, Comment ). Some providers of professional liability insurance also offer a discount for attorneys who complete CLE in non-mandatory states.
Newly admitted attorneys are required to take Practicing with Professionalism within 18 months of admission. This course is a one-day, in-person course which Attorney Credits does not offer.
Attorneys may take as many CLE courses as they need to fulfill their ethical duties and maintain their competence to practice law.
No. Massachusetts attorneys monitor their own progress and verify their own completion once the course has been completed.
For more information about CLE in Massachusetts, please call the Board of Bar Overseers Attorney Registration Department at (617) 728-8700 or visit the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers website: https://massbbo.org.
You may also contact Attorney Credits by phone. For further assistance and information about Massachusetts CLE, please call our Support Center at (760) 434-1885.
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