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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

Newest Arkansas 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.