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Oregon CLE

Top Oregon CLE Questions

TOP OREGON MCLE QUESTIONS

How many MCLE hours are required?

Forty-five credit hours every 3 years, including 5 hours of legal ethics and 1 hour on lawyers' elder abuse reporting obligations. Beginning with the 2018 reporting year, all Oregon attorneys will need to complete a combined 1 hour course on child abuse and elder abuse reporting. In alternate reporting periods, you must complete at least 3 hours of access to justice.

How many MCLE hours can I take through Attorney Credits?

All 45 credit hours. To see a list of MCLE courses offered in Oregon please click the following link: Oregon Course List

When does the combined child abuse and elder abuse reporting credit requirement become effective?

Beginning with the 2018 reporting year, all active OSB members in a 3 year reporting period will need to complete a combined 1 hour course on child abuse and elder abuse reporting.

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

All of our online and downloadable on-demand MCLE courses have been approved for MCLE credit by the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department.

What are my MCLE compliance and reporting requirements?

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: December 31
Reporting Deadline: January 31

What is the requirement for newly admitted attorneys?

Newly admitted attorneys must complete 15 hours of accredited Oregon MCLE in the first reporting period after admission as an active member - including 2 credit hours in ethics and 10 credit hours in practical skills. Newly admitted attorneys must also complete a 3 credit hour Oregon State Bar approved introductory course in Access to Justice. A person is considered a newly admitted attorney from the date of initial admission as an active member of the Oregon State Bar through the end of his or her first reporting period.

Does Attorney Credits offer courses for newly admitted attorneys?

No. Attorney Credits does not offer courses for newly admitted Oregon attorneys.

Can I carry hours forward to the next year?

Yes, up to 6 credit hours may be carried forward to the next compliance period. Legal ethics, elder abuse reporting and access to justice hours may only be carried over as general credits.

Does Attorney Credits verify my completion?

No. Oregon 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 Oregon State Bar MCLE Department?

Yes, Attorney Credits does report your completed courses to the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department. 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?

You must file a completed compliance report with the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department certifying completion of your MCLE requirement. The form will be provided by the Oregon MCLE Administrator. The compliance report must be filed before 5:00 p.m. on January 31 of the year following your reporting period.

Who do I contact for more information?

For more information about MCLE in Oregon, please call the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department at (503) 431-6315 or visit the Oregon State Bar MCLE webpage: https://www.osbar.org/mcle

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

Oregon CLE Requirements

Provider Number

5467

State Requirements

Total MCLE Credits Required: 45
Total Online Credits Allowed: 45

Specialty Requirements

Legal Ethics OR Professionalism - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 5
Elder and Child Abuse Reporting Oregon - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 1
Access to Justice - Minimum Credit Hours Per Cycle: 3

Compliance Requirements

Reporting Cycle: 3 years
Compliance Deadline: 31-Dec
Reporting Deadline: 31-Jan

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Oregon CLE Info

Attorney Credits gives you the power to complete your entire Oregon CLE requirement on your own schedule, from the comfort of your home or office – or even while on-the-go! You can study your OR CLE courses online with our streaming video courses, or you can download your Oregon CLE courses and work offline with our MP3 & Video Download courses. And once you have completed your Oregon Bar CLE courses, Attorney Credits keeps track of your completed CLE hours and reports your CLE hours to the Oregon MCLE Department within 30 days of course completion. Attorney Credits is an approved Oregon State Bar CLE Sponsor (Provider #5467) and Attorney Credits’ Oregon CLE courses have all been approved by the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department.

The Oregon Bar CLE rules require that all regular active members of the Oregon State Bar complete 45 hours of approved continuing legal education (CLE) activities each 3 year OR CLE reporting period. Of those required 45 hours, 5 hours must be legal ethics credits and 1 hour must be on the mandatory elder abuse reporting obligations for Oregon attorneys. In alternate reporting periods, Oregon attorneys must also complete at least 3 hours of Access to Justice. All hours must be completed by midnight on December 31 of the reporting period and the CLE compliance report must be filed on or before January 31 of the year immediately following the member’s reporting period. OR CLE hours may be claimed only for CLE courses that have been approved for CLE credit by the Oregon MCLE Department. Attorney Credits Oregon CLE courses have all been pre-approved by the Oregon State Bar MCLE Department.