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Alaska CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Alaska attorney or a Alaska newly admitted attorney, here's what you need to know about Alaska’s mandatory continuing legal education (MCLE) requirements.

Alaska CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

3 credits annually

Members are encouraged to complete an additional 9 voluntary hours.

Categories

3 ethics credits

9 voluntary credits

CLE Compliance deadline

December 31

CLE Reporting deadline

February 1

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand

Carryover

12 credits, including 3 ethics credits

CLE reporting instructions

Alaska is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the Alaska Bar Association. You can report your credits online through the member portalPlease retain your certificate of attendance as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Alaska CLE Requirements

Alaska-licensed attorneys are required to complete 3 ethics credits each year. The Alaska Bar Association encourages active members to complete an additional 9 voluntary credits each year.

All of Quimbee’s on-demand courses can fulfill Alaska CLE requirements. Quimbee’s Alaska bundle provides both the required ethics credits and the recommended voluntary credits.

  • Attend approved CLE courses, in person or delivered via live or recorded technology.

  • Teach at an approved CLE course. Alaska-licensed attorneys who teach at an approved course will receive 2 credits for every 60 minutes of teaching. 

  • Write published legal articles. Attorneys can earn 1 credit per every 60 minutes of research and writing.

  • Attend substantive Section or Inn of Court meetings. Attorneys can earn 1 credit for every 60 minutes of meeting time.

  • Participate as a faculty member in Youth Court. Attorneys can earn 1 credit for every 60 minutes of participation as faculty.

  • Attend approved continuing judicial education courses. Attorneys can earn 1 credit for every 60 minutes of attendance.

  • Participate as a mentor to another member of the Alaska Bar Association to train that other member to provide effective pro bono legal services.

  • Participate in various Alaska Bar Association committees.

CLE credits must be completed by December 31 of each year.

Yes, up to 12 hours of excess credit may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

New members of the Alaska Bar do not report CLE until the CLE reporting cycle following their year of admission. For example, attorneys admitted during 2020 will have their first reporting cycle start January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Alaska CLE credits must be reported by February 1.

Alaska-licensed attorneys report once per year through their member portal.

Resources

Alaska Bar Association

840 K Street, Suite 100

Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: (907) 272-7469

Fax: (907) 272-2932

[email protected]

Newest Alaska courses

Stress, Competence, and the Seven Elements of Self

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 43s
Stress can cause serious harm to one’s health, or even death. Approximately 120,000 people die every year as a direct result of work-related stress, and over 75% of physician visits pertain to stress-related issues. Over the years, stress has been normalized in the legal ecosystem, with success and achievement outweighing balance and wellbeing. Chronic stress can have a dangerous impact on attorney wellbeing and competence to practice law, but there’s a movement within the profession to change all that. In this presentation, we’ll take a humorous look at stress and burnout in the context of attorney competence and explore the concept of attorney wellbeing. We’ll then use a self-mastery framework called the “Elements of Self” to explore individual techniques and practices for reducing stress, achieving wellbeing, and maintaining competence.

A Primer on Excessive Force and the Fourth Amendment

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 0m 37s
All police must comply with the U.S. Constitution. When they don’t, the harm police cause is unjustified, and its impact can be far reaching. In this presentation, we introduce you to the major issues that arise in representing people harmed by police during an “arrest, investigatory stop, or other seizure.” We will take a practical look at the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition against unreasonable seizures, and the primary vehicle for addressing excessive police force—42 U.S.C. § 1983. In doing so, we will explore Fourth Amendment excessive force caselaw, including the doctrine of qualified immunity, and touch on the hot topic of police bodycams.

Ethics. Writing. Tacos.

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 48s
Legal writing is perhaps the most important tool of the legal profession. Nonetheless, attorneys regularly violate ethical duties in their writing, and those violations go undetected. Systemic unethical legal writing impacts the entire legal profession, as well as those we serve and the community in which we practice. In this presentation, we examine seven common ethical issues in legal research, writing, and advocacy in the context of litigation. We examine the ethical duties of competence, diligence, and candor as embodied in the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct. And how do tacos factor in? Well, you’ll just have to see—it just might guac your world!

Fighting BAC: Defending Breath Test Prosecutions

by Jason Potter
On demand
1h 3m 12s
Over the past several years, there has been a trend toward scrutinizing DWI breath test technology. In a 2019 investigative study, the New York Times discovered what DWI attorneys have known for a long time: that breath tests are “often unreliable.” In this presentation, we will explore some foundational issues in defending a “breath test” prosecution. Core concepts will include Henry’s Law, Beer’s law, and the variable of temperature. This presentation isn’t meant to make you an expert in the area, but it will introduce you to some core issues involved in beating bad breath.