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Arkansas CLE Requirements

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

Arkansas CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement12 credits annually
Categories11 General 
1 Ethics and professionalism
CLE Compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE Reporting deadlineJuly 31
Approved Quimbee formatsOn-demand
Carryover12 credits, including 1 ethics credit
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee does not report your completed courses to the Arkansas CLE Board. Attorneys must report their own credits by logging in to their attorney profile. Please retain your certificate of attendance as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Arkansas CLE Requirements

Arkansas-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12 credits, including 1 ethics credit each year.

Arkansas attorneys can complete all 12 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.

  • Attend approved live CLE courses. 
  • Participate in approved live teleconferences or live computer interactive courses. 
  • Author law articles. Attorneys may earn up to twelve credits by authoring articles published by an ABA-accredited law school, state bar journal, ABA official publication or a published book on legal matters. 
  • Attend law school courses. Attorneys may earn 12 credits for each academic credit hour, whether formally enrolled or officially auditing a course. 
  • Teach law school courses. Attorneys who teach part-time may earn 12 credits for each academic credit hour. 
  • Participate in Advance Sheet Review Groups.

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

Yes, up to 12 hours, including 1 ethics credit, may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted attorneys are exempt from the CLE requirement in the reporting cycle in which they are admitted.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Arkansas CLE credits must be reported by July 31 each year.

Arkansas attorneys must report their own credits by logging in to their attorney profile.

Resources

Arkansas CLE Board

Arkansas Justice Building 
625 Marshall Street, Suite 110 
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-374-1855

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