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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

Attorney Professionalism: There’s More to it Than Just Making a Lot of Money and Having a Lot of Clients

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 1m 39s
An attorney is a professional; and being a good and respected attorney means more than just making lots of money and having lots of clients. It means displaying, encouraging, and garnering reciprocal professionalism. In this introduction to legal professionalism, we cover some of the major temptations, quandaries, and slip ups that attorneys can handle properly if they adhere to a high standard of professionalism. We also review a sample state’s creed on professionalism, as well as a recent ethics - related case before ending with a summary of suggested best practices for maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and avoiding the scrutiny of the local bar’s ethics board.

Cannabis Conundrum: Weeding Among the Hazy Legal Ethics Lines

by Jan L. Jacobowitz
On demand
1h 3m 06s
The entrepreneurial cannabis industry requires legal assistance like any other growing, innovative business sector. However, the cannabis industry does not necessarily resemble other evolving start-up business areas. Unlike most other industries, cannabis continues to be a federally designated illegal controlled substance, while various states have legalized cannabis and planted a patchwork garden of cannabis statutes, regulations, and ethics advisory opinions. What’s a lawyer to do? Legal ethics questions abound! What type of legal assistance may a lawyer provide to a client involved in the cannabis industry? May a lawyer accept product or an interest in a cannabis business in lieu of fees? Will a lawyer who participates in a medical marijuana program or indulges in recreational cannabis face ethical repercussions? This course will explore the historical context of the cannabis debate, the legal ethics implications for lawyers seeking to represent cannabis clients, and the current state of the legal profession’s response to legal ethics questions posed by lawyers traipsing through the patchwork garden of state regulations.

Humanizing the Defendant Through Criminal Mitigation Evaluations: Rethinking Presentence Strategies as a Strategic Tool for Criminal Defense Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 12s
This course provides an advanced overview of criminal mitigation as a key strategic tool for criminal defense lawyers, and reviews various humanizing processes that a criminal law attorney can utilize to better advocate for his or her client. Mr. Silver discusses how the use of psycho-social analysis, which can also impact the factual analysis of the case, can provide a more positive and informed narrative of a client and increase their chances of success in the courtroom. Both experienced and novice lawyers will gain important insight into various criteria to consider and deploy at the pre-sentence or pre-plea stage of representation.

Introduction to Copyright Law: The Charles Dickens of Law

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 0m 14s
Copyright Law can be the Charles Dickens of the law. It can be the best of times; it can be the worst of times. It truly is A Tale of Two Scenarios. If the attorney handling the copyright matter for the client is well prepared, does the initial research, and understands the general principles, it will be the best of times—going from initial application through final issuance and, possibly, victory at trial. If the attorney handling the copyright matter is unprepared, does not conduct sufficient research ahead of time, or does not understand the general principles of copyright law, then it will be the worst of times. The initial application may result in rejection from the U.S. Copyright Office, or the attorney could find himself embroiled in protracted and, ultimately, unsuccessful copyright-infringement litigation. In this introduction to Copyright Law, we cover the basics from application through litigation in an effort to ensure the attorney practices Copyright Law in the best of times.