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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

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.