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Arizona CLE Requirements

Whether you're an experienced Arizona attorney or newly admitted, 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 CLE

3 professional responsibility CLE

CLE Compliance deadline

June 30

CLE Reporting deadline

September 15

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand

Carryover

15 credits, including 3 professional responsibility CLE 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 CLE/ethics CLE 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 CLE/ethics CLE 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.

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

Yes, up to 15 hours, including 3 hours of professional responsibility CLE 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 CLE/ethics credit.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

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.

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