New Jersey CLE

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Attorney Credits is an Accredited Provider of CLE in New Jersey. All of our New Jersey Continuing Legal Education courses have been pre-approved for CLE credit by the NJ CLE CLE Board. Our on-demand NJ CLE programs are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and you can study your NJ CLE courses from most computers, laptops, smartphones & tablets. You can choose streaming video NJ CLE courses if you want to study online or you can download your NJ CLE courses as an MP3 or video download CLE course and study offline. Without a medical or non-resident exception, New Jersey attorneys may only complete 12 of the required 24 CLE hours through online New Jersey CLE courses.

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New Jersey CLE Requirements

New Jersey CLE Requirement
Total NJ CLE Credits Required: 24

New Jersey Specialty Requirement
Legal Ethics: 4 hours

NJ CLE Compliance Requirements
Reporting Cycle: Annual
CLE Compliance Deadline: December 31
CLE Reporting Deadline: December 31

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Without a medical or non-resident exception, New Jersey attorneys may only complete 12 of the required 24 CLE hours through online NJ CLE courses.

New Jersey attorneys must complete 24 hours of NJ CLE every 2 years, including at least 4 hours of legal ethics. The New Jersey CLE compliance and reporting deadline is December 31. Online CLE courses in New Jersey are considered "Internet computer self-study" and fall under alternative verifiable learning formats. BCLE Reg. 201:4 states that alternate verifiable learning format courses in New Jersey are limited to one-half of the total credit requirement in any NJ CLE compliance period. However, some attorneys may be able to complete all 24 required NJ CLE hours through online New Jersey Continuing Legal Education courses. According to Rule 201:8(a), Under BCLE 201:8 lawyers admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association who (1) reside in (2) work in, and (3) are licensed in a state with no CLE requirement OR a mandatory CLE state that allows for 100% of CLE courses to be completed through online CLE courses may satisfy all 24 NJ CLE hours through online courses

NJ CLE FAQs

Top New Jersey CLE Questions

  • What are the mandatory CLE requirements in New Jersey?
    New Jersey lawyers must complete at least 24 NJ CLE hours every 2 years, including 4 mandatory hours of legal ethics.
  • When must I complete my NJ CLE requirement and report my NJ CLE compliance?
    The New Jersey CLE compliance and CLE reporting deadline is December 31.
  • What are the CLE compliance groups in New Jersey?
    Each New Jersey attorney is permanently assigned to 1 of 2 CLE compliance groups. Compliance Group 1: Attorneys whose birthday fall between January 1 to June 30 must certify their NJ CLE compliance in each EVEN numbered year next following the completion of a compliance period. Compliance Group 2: Attorneys whose birthdays fall between July 1 to December 31 must certify their NJ CLE compliance in each ODD numbered year next following the completion of a compliance period.
  • How many online New Jersey CLE courses can I take through Attorney Credits?
    Without a medical or non-resident exception, New Jersey attorneys may only complete 12 of the required 24 NJ CLE units through Attorney Credits’ online NJ CLE courses.
  • What is the medical exception in New Jersey?
    Attorneys that have a serious medical condition may apply to the New Jersey CLE Board to obtain all of the required 24 CLE hours through online CLE courses. A licensed physician must certify to the New Jersey CLE Board that the attorney is unable to attend live CLE courses.
  • What is the non-resident exception in New Jersey?
    Under BCLE 201:8 lawyers admitted to the New Jersey Bar Association who (1) reside in (2) work in, and (3) are licensed in a state with no CLE requirement OR a mandatory CLE state that allows for 100% of CLE courses to be completed through online CLE courses may satisfy all 24 NJ CLE hours through online courses.
  • What is an "alternate verifiable learning format"?
    Alternate verifiable learning formats include courses that are presented as online & downloadable courses, videotape & audiotape, webinars & webcasts, podcasts and videoconferences.
  • Does the NJ MCLE Board keep a record of my CLE activities?
    The New Jersey CLE Board does not keep track of the NJ CLE that you complete. New Jersey attorneys must keep Certificates of Completion for at least 3 years. In the event of an audit, attorneys will be asked to produce CLE records to verify their NJ CLE compliance. The Certificate of Completion issued by Attorney Credits should be maintained and used to verify attendance.
  • How do I report my NJ CLE compliance?
    New Jersey attorneys will certify NJ CLE compliance on the Annual Attorney Registration and Billing Statement. Compliance Group 1 (birthday 1/1-6/30) will certify NJ CLE compliance in EVEN-numbered years and Compliance Group 2 (born7/1-12/31) will certify NJ CLE compliance in ODD-numbered years.
  • Who can I contact for more information about NJ CLE?
    For more information about CLE in New Jersey, please call the New Jersey CLE Board at (609) 633-9733. You may also contact Attorney Credits support via email or telephone. For further assistance and information, please call our Support Center at 760-434-1885 or visit the support page on the website by clicking the following link: https://support.attorneycredits.com
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