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Arizona CLE Requirements

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

Arizona CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

15 credits annually

Categories

12 general

3 professional responsibility

CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Arizona has extended the 2019-2020 compliance deadline to December 30, 2020.


June 30

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Arizona has extended the 2019-2020 reporting deadline to December 30, 2020.


September 15

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand

Carryover

15 credits, including 3 professional responsibility credits

CLE reporting instructions

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

Arizona CLE Requirements

Arizona-licensed attorneys are required to complete 15 credits, including 3 professional responsibility/ethics credits, each year.

All of Quimbee’s on-demand courses can fulfill the Arizona CLE requirement. Quimbee’s Arizona bundle provides all 15 required credits, including 3 professional responsibility/ethics credits.

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

  • Teach at an approved CLE course. Teachers of CLE courses that include original written materials can earn 6 CLE credits for the first hour of each original presentation, and 2 CLE credits for each additional hour of presentation. Teachers of courses that do not include original written materials can earn 1 credit hour for each hour of presentation and can earn 1 credit for each hour of live repeat presentations. The maximum number of credits that can be earned through teaching is 10 credits each year.

  • Publish legal writing. Attorneys can earn 2 credits for each 3,000 words of original written material. The maximum number of credits that can be earned through publishing is 10 credits each year.

  • Complete self-study. Self-study is a course of legal study taken for the member’s own benefit. The maximum number of credits that can be earned through self-study is 5 credits each year. Self-study does not include reading, but does include the list below:

    • Non-interactive computer-based or online CLE programs

    • Serve on a legal committee or as an arbitrator

    • Pro bono service through an approved legal services program

    • Moot court competition

    • Participation in the Arizona State Bar Mentoring Program as a mentor or mentee

  • Take a course at an ABA-accredited law school. Attorneys can earn a ½ credit for every 50 minutes of instruction. The maximum number of credits that can be earned through law school courses is 10 credits each year.

  • Take a bar review course. The maximum number of credits that can be earned through law school courses is 5 credits each year.

  • Serve Criminal Jury Instructions (CRJI) Committee of the State Bar of Arizona. Attorneys may earn 1 credit for each hour of attendance.

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Arizona has extended the 2019-2020 compliance deadline to December 30, 2020.


Arizona CLE credits must be completed by June 30 each year.

Yes, up to 15 hours, including 3 hours of professional responsibility credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

New members admitted to the Arizona State Bar during the first half of the CLE year (July to December) have a reduced requirement of 10 total hours, including 2 hours of professional responsibility credit. New members admitted during the second half of the CLE year (January to June) do not have to earn CLE credit that year.

New members are required to complete the Mandatory Professionalism Course within 12 months of being admitted. Attendance at this course will earn 4.25 hours of professional responsibility/ethics credit.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

COVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Arizona has extended the 2019-2020 reporting deadline to December 30, 2020.

Arizona MCLE affidavits must be filed by September 15. Online filing is available beginning in mid-June.

Arizona MCLE affidavits must be filed online by logging in to the attorney’s member profile. See MCLE Filing Affidavit Instructions for more detailed instructions.

Resources

Newest Arizona courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.