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Mandatory Continuing Legal Education jurisdiction and reporting dates. (CLE News).

4. Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Jurisdiction
and Reporting Dates

State            Local Official             CLE Requirements

Alabama **       Director of CLE            -Twelve hours per year.
                 AL State Bar               -Military attorneys are
                 415 Dexter Ave.            exempt but must declare
                 Montgomery, AL 36104       exemption,
                 (334) 269-1515             -Reporting date:
                 http://www.alabar.org/     31 December.

Arizona          Administrative Assistant   -Fifteen hours per year,
                 State Bar of AZ            three hours must be in
                 111 W. Monroe St.          legal ethics.
                 Ste. 1800                  -Reporting date:
                 Phoenix, AZ 85003-1742     15 September.
                 (602) 340-7328
                 http://www.azbar.org/
                 AttorneyResources/mcle.
                 asp

Arkansas         Secretary Arkansas CLE     -Twelve hours per year,
                   Board                    one hour must be in legal
                 Supreme Court of AR        ethics.
                 120 Justice Building       -Reporting date:
                 625 Marshall               30 June.
                 Little Rock, AR 72201
                 (501) 374-1855
                 http://courts.state.ar.
                 us/clerules/htm

California *     Director                   -Twenty-five hours over
                 Office of Certification    three years of which four
                 The State Bar of CA        hours required in ethics,
                 180 Howard Sweet           one hour required in sub-
                 San Francisco, CA 94102    required in elimination
                 (415) 538-2133             of bias.
                 http://calbar.org          -Reporting date/period:
                                            Group 1 (Last Name A-G)
                                            1 Feb 01-31 Jan 04 and
                                            every thirty-six months
                                            thereafter)
                                            Group 2 (Last Name H-M)
                                            1 Feb 007-31 Jan 03 and
                                            every thirty-six months
                                            thereafter)
                                            Group 3 (Last Name N-Z)
                                            1 Feb 99-31 Jan 02 and
                                            every thirty-six months
                                            thereafter)

Colorado         Executive Director         -Forty-five hours over
                 CO Supreme Court           three year period, seven
                 Board of CLE & Judicial    hours must be in legal
                   Education                ethics.
                 600 17th St., Ste., #520S  -Reporting date: Anytime
                 Denver, CO 80202           within three-year period.
                 (303) 893-8094
                 http://www.courts.state.
                 co.us/cle/cle.htm

Delaware         Executive Director         -Twenty-four hours over
                 Commission on CLE          two years including at
                 200 W. 9th St.             least four hours in
                 Ste. 300-B                 Enhanced Ethics. See
                 Wilmington, DE 19801       web-site for specific
                 (302) 577-7040             requirements for newly
                 http://courts.state.de.    admitted attorneys.
                 us/cle/rules.htm           -Reporting date:
                                            Period ends 31 December.

Georgia          GA Commission on           -Twelve hours per year,
                   Continuing Lawyer        including one hour in
                   Competency               legal ethics, one hour
                 800 The Hurt Bldg.         professionalism and three
                 50 Hurt Plaza              hours trial practice.
                 Atlanta, GA 30303          -Out-of-state attorneys
                 (404) 527-8712             exempt.
                 http://www.gabar.org/      -Reporting date:
                 ga_bar/frame7.htm          31 January

Idaho            Membership Administrator   -Thirty hours over a
                 ID State Bar               three year period, two
                 P.O. Box 895               hours must be in legal
                 Boise, ID 83701-0895       ethics.
                 (208) 334-4500             -Reporting date: 31
                 http://www.state.id.us/    December. Every third
                 isb/mcle_rules.htm         year determined by year
                                            of admission.

Indiana          Executive Director         -Thirty-six hours over
                 IN Commission for CLE      a three year period
                 Merchants Plaza            (minimum of six hours
                 115 W. Washington St.      per year), of which three
                 South Tower #1065          hours must be legal
                 Indianapolis,              ethics over three years.
                 IN 46204-3417              -Reporting date:
                 (317) 232-1943             31 December.
                 http://www.state.in.us/
                 judiciary/courtrules/
                 admiss.pdf

Iowa             Executive Director         -Fifteen hours per year,
                 Commission on Continuing   two hours in legal ethics
                   Legal Education          every two years,
                 State Capitol              -Reporting date:
                 Des Moines, IA 50319       1 March.
                 (515) 246-8076
                 No web site available

Kansas           Executive Director         -Twelve hours per year,
                 CLE Commission             two hours must be in
                 400 S. Kansas Ave.         legal ethics.
                 Suite 202                  -Attorneys not practicing
                 Topeka, KS 66603           in Kansas are exempt,
                 (785) 357-6510             -Reporting date: Thirty
                 http://www.kscle.org       days after CLE program,
                                            hours must be completed
                                            in compliance period 1
                                            July to 30 June.

Kentucky         Director for CLE           -Twelve and one-half
                 KY Bar Association         hours per year, two hours
                 514 W. Main St.            must be in legal ethics,
                 Frankfort, KY 40601-1883   mandatory new lawyer
                 (502) 564-3795             skills training to be
                 http://www.kybar.org/      taken within twelve
                 clerules.htm               months of admissions.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            June 30.

Louisiana **     MCLE Administrator         -Fifteen hours per year,
                 LA State Bar Association   one hour must be in legal
                 601 St. Charles Ave.       ethics and one hour of
                 New Orleans, LA 70130      professionalism every
                 (504) 619-0140             year.
                 http://www.lsba.org/html/  -Attorneys who reside
                 rule_xxx.html              out-of-state and do not
                                            practice in state are
                                            exempt.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            31 January.

Maine            Administrative Director    -Eleven hours per year,
                 P.O. Box 527               atleast one hour in the
                 August, ME 04332-1820      area of professional
                 (207) 623-1121             responsibility is
                 http://www.mainebar.org/   recommended but not
                 cle.html                   required.
                                            -Members of the armed
                                            forces of the United
                                            States on active duty;
                                            unless they are practicing
                                            law in Maine.
                                            -Report date: 31 July

Minnesota        Director                   -Forty-five hours over a
                 MN State Board of CLE      three-year period, three
                 25 Constitution Ave.       hours must be in ethics,
                 Ste. 110                   every three years and two
                 St. Paul, MN 55155         hours in elimination of
                 (651) 297-7100             bias.
                 http://www.mb-             -Reporting date:
                 cle.state.mn.us/           30 August.

Mississippi **   CLE Administrator          -Twelve hours per year,
                 MS Commission on CLE       one hour must be in legal
                 P.O. Box 369               ethics, professional
                 Jackson, MS 39205-0369     responsibility, or
                 (601) 354-6056             malpractice prevention.
                 http://www.msbar.org/      -Military attorneys are
                 meet.html                  exempt.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            31 July.

Missouri         Director of Programs       -Fifteen hours per year,
                 P.O. Box 119               three hours must be in
                 326 Monroe                 legal ethics every three
                 Jefferson City, MO 65102   years.
                 (573) 635-4128             -Attorneys practicing
                 http://www.mobar.org/      out-of-state are exempt
                 mobarcle/index.htm         but must claim exemption.
                                            -Reporting date: Report
                                            period is 1 July-30 June.
                                            Report must be filed by 31
                                            July.

Montana          MCLE Administrator         -Fifteen hours per year.
                 MT Board of CLE            -Reporting date:
                 P.O. Box 577               1 March
                 Helena, MT 59624
                 (406) 442-7660, ext. 5
                 http://www.montana-
                 bar.org/

Nevada           Executive Director         -Twelve hours per year,
                 Board of CLE               two hours must be in legal
                 295 Holcomb Ave.           ethics and professional
                 Ste. A                     conduct.
                 Reno, NV 89502             -Reporting date:
                 (775) 329-4443             1 March.
                 http://www.nvbar.org/

New              Asst. to NH MCLE Board     -Twelve hours per year,
Hampshire **     MCLE Board                 two hours must be in
                 112 Pleasant St.           ethics, professionalism,
                 Concord, NH 03301          substance abuse,
                 (603) 224-6942, ext. 122   prevention of malpractice
                 http://www.nhbar.org       or attorney-client
                                            dispute, six hours must
                                            come from attendance
                                            at live programs out
                                            of the office, as a
                                            student.
                                            -Reporting date: Report
                                            period is 1 July-30 June.
                                            Report must be filed by 1
                                            August.

New Mexico       Administrator of Court     -Fifteen hours per year,
                 Regulated Programs         one hour must be in legal
                 P.O. Box 87125             ethics.
                 Albuquerque, NM 87125      -Reporting period:
                 (505) 797-6056             January 1 - December 31;
                 http://www.nmbar.org/      due April 30.
                 mclerules.htm

New York *       Counsel                    -Newly admitted: sixteen
                 The NY State Continuing    credits each year over a
                   Legal Education Board    two-year period following
                 25 Beaver Street, Floor 8  admission to the NY Bar,
                 New York, NY 10004         three credits in Ethics,
                 (212) 428-2105 or          six credits in Skills,
                 1-877-697-4353             seven credits in
                 http://                    Professional Practice/
                 www.courts.state.ny.us     Practice Management each
                                            year.
                                            -Experienced
                                            attorneys: Twelve credits
                                            in any category, if
                                            registering in 2000,
                                            twenty-four credits (four
                                            in Ethics) per biennial
                                            reporting period, if
                                            registering in 2001 and
                                            thereafter.
                                            -Full-time active members
                                            of the U.S. Armed Forces
                                            are exempt from
                                            compliance.
                                            -Reporting date: every
                                            two years within thirty
                                            days after the attorney's
                                            birthday.

North            Associate Director         -Twelve hours per year
Carolina **      Board of CLE               including two hours in
                 208 Fayetteville           ethics/or professionalism;
                 Street Mall                three hours block course
                 P.O. Box 26148             every three years devoted
                 Raleigh, NC 27611          to ethics/professionalism,
                 (919) 733-0123             -Active duty military
                 http://www.ncbar.org/CLE/  attorneys and out-of-state
                 MCLE.html                  attorneys are exempt, but
                                            must declare exemption.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            28 February.

North Dakota     Secretary-Treasurer        -Forty-five hours over
                 ND CLE Commission          three year period, three
                 P.O. Box 2136              hours must be in legal
                 Bismarck, ND 58502         ethics.
                 (701) 255-1404             -Reporting date: Report-
                 No web site available      ing period ends 30 June.
                                            Report must be received
                                            by 31 July.

Ohio *           Secretary of the Supreme   -Twenty-four hours every
                 Court                      two years, including one
                 Commission on CLE :        hour ethics, one hour
                 30 E. Broad St.            professionalism and thirty
                 FL 35                      minutes substance abuse.
                 Columbus, OH 43266-0419    -Active duty military
                 (614) 644-5470             attorneys are exempt.
                 http://www.sco-            -Reporting date: every
                 net.state.oh.us/           two years by 31 January.

Oklahoma **      MCLE Administrator         -Twelve hours per year,
                 OK Bar Association         one hour must be in
                 P.O. Box 53036             ethics.
                 Oklahoma City, OK 73152    -Active duty military
                 (405) 416-7009             attorneys are exempt.
                 http://www.okbar.org/      -Reporting date:
                 mcle/                      15 February.

Oregon           MCLE Administrator         -Forty-five hours over
                 OR State Bar               three year period, six
                 5200 S.W. Meadows Rd.      hours must be in ethics.
                 P.O. Box 1689              -Reporting date:
                 Lake Oswego, OR 97035-889  Compliance report filed
                 (503) 620-0222, ext. 359   every three years, except
                 http://www.osbar.org/      new admittees and
                                            reinstated members - an
                                            initial one year period.

Pennsylvania **  Administrator              -Twelve hours per year,
                 PA CLE Board               including a minimum one
                 5035 Ritter Rd.            hour must be in legal
                 Ste. 500                   ethics, professionalism,
                 P.O. Box 869               or substance abuse.
                 Mechanicsburg, PA 17055    -Active duty military
                 (717) 795-2139             attorneys outside the
                 (800) 497-2253             state of PA may defer
                 http://www.pacle.org/      their requirement.
                                            -Reporting date: annual
                                            deadlines:
                                              Group 1-30 Apr
                                              Group 2-31 Aug
                                              Group 3-31 Dec

Rhode Island     Executive Director         -Ten hours each year, two
                 MCLE Commission            hours must be in legal
                 250 Benefit St.            ethits.
                 Providence, RI 02903       -Active duty military
                 (401) 222-4942             attorneys are exempt.
                 http://www.courts.state.   -Reporting date:
                 ri.us/                     30 June.

South            Executive Director         -Fourteen hours per year,
Carolina **      Commission on CLE and      at least two hours must
                   Specialization           be in legal ethics/
                 P.O. Box 2138              professional
                 Columbia, SC 29202         responsibility.
                 (803) 799-5578             -Active duty military
                 http://www.commcle.org/    attorneys are exempt.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            15 January.

Tennessee *      Executive Director         -Fifteen hours per year,
                 TN Commission on CLE       three hours must be in
                 and Specialization         legal ethics/
                 511 Union St. #1630        professionalism.
                 Nashville, TN 37219        -Nonresidents, not
                 (615) 741-3096             practicing in the state,
                 http://www.cletn.com/      are exempt.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            1 March.

Texas            Director of MCLE           -Fifteen hours per year,
                 State Bar of TX            three hours must be in
                 P.O. Box 13007             legal ethics.
                 Austin, TX 78711-3007      -Full-time law school
                 (512) 463-1463, ext. 2106  faculty are exempt (except
                 http://                    ethics requirement).
                 www.courts.state.tx.us/    -Reporting date: Last day
                                            of birth month each year.

Utah             MCLE Board Administrator   -Twenty-four hours, plus
                 UT Law and Justice Center  three hours in legal
                 645 S. 200 East            ethics every two years.
                 Salt Lake City, UT 84111-  -Non-residents if not
                 3834                       practicing in state.
                 (801) 531-9095             -Reporting date: 31
                 http://www.utahbar.org/    January.

Vermont          Directors, MCLE Board      -Twenty hours over two
                 109 State St.              year period, two hours
                 Montpelier, VT 05609-0702  in ethics each reporting
                 (802) 828-3281             period.
                 http://www.state.vt.us/    -Reporting date:
                 courts/                    2 July.

Virginia         Director of MCLE           -Twelve hours per year,
                 VA State Bar               two hours must be in
                 8th and Main Bldg.         legal ethics.
                 707 E. Main St.            -Reporting date:
                 Ste. 1500                  30 June.
                 Richmond, VA 23219-2803
                 (804) 775-0577
                 http://www.vsb.org/

Washington       Executive Secretary        -Forty-five hours over a
                 WA State Board of CLE      three-year period,
                 2101 Fourth Ave., FL 4     including six hours
                 Seattle, WA 98121-2330     ethics.
                 (206) 733-5912             -Reporting date:
                 http://www.wsba.org/       31 January.

West Virginia    MCLE Coordinator           -Twenty-four hours over
                 WV State MCLE              two year period, three
                   Commission               hours must be in legal
                 2006 Kanawha Blvd., East   ethics, office management,
                 Charleston, WV 25311-      and/or substance abuse.
                   2204                     -Active members not
                 (304) 558-7992             practicing in West
                 http://www.wvbar.org/      Virginia are exempt.
                                            -Reporting date:
                                            Reporting period ends on
                                            30 June every two years.
                                            Report must be filed by 31
                                            July.

Wisconsin *      Supreme Court of           -Thirty hours over two
                   Wisconsin                year period, three hours
                 Board of Bar Examiners     must be in legal ethics.
                 Tenney Bldg., Suite 715    -Active members not
                 110 East Main Street       practicing in Wisconsin
                 Madison, WI 53703-3328     are exempt.
                 (608) 266-9760             -Reporting date:
                 http://www.courts.state.   Reporting period ends 31
                 wi.us/                     December every two years.
                                            Report must be received
                                            by 1 February.

Wyoming          CLE Program Director       -Fifteen hours per year,
                 WY State Board of CLE      one hour in ethics.
                 WY State Bar               -Reporting date: 30
                 P.O. Box 109               January.
                 Cheyenne, WY 82003-0109
                 (307) 632-9061
                 http://www.wyoming
                 bar.org

* Military exempt (exemption must be declared with state)

** Must declare exemption.
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