A lawyer’s education doesn’t end the day they graduate from law school.
Working in the complex and ever-evolving legal industry, attorneys have a duty to keep up with the latest developments in the law, court rulings, advancements in the profession, and legal technology. With this in mind, many jurisdictions require lawyers to complete a certain number of hours of continuing legal education (CLE) each year—via paid CLE courses, free CLE credits, or a combination of both.
But just how many CLE credits do you need to earn and report each year, and where can you earn free CLE credits?
If you’re a legal professional looking to earn CLE credits, we’ve got you covered. In the following post, we’ll outline how to find your CLE requirements, places where you may earn CLE credits for free, and how to report them.
What is CLE?
Continuing legal education (CLE) is the ongoing professional education that lawyers complete after they’ve obtained their initial legal education and admission to the bar. Attorneys earn CLE credits by completing CLE-eligible activities, such as courses, webinars, and workshops related to the law.