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Colorado CLE Requirements

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

Colorado CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement45 credits every 3 years
Categories38 General
7 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 31
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Colorado attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsAttorneys submit an online affidavit.

Colorado CLE Requirements

Colorado-licensed attorneys are required to complete 45 credits, including 7 ethics credits every 3 years.

Quimbee CLE courses for Colorado attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.

  • Attend approved live programs, including in-person programs, teleconferences, webcasts, etc. 
  • Teaching an approved CLE program. Attorneys can earn up to 4 hours for every 50 minutes of teaching. 
  • Complete research activities. 
  • Complete independent study activities.

Colorado CLE credits must be completed by December 31 of the reporting year.

No, carryover credit is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Colorado attorneys who are in their first reporting period must complete 45 credits, including 7 ethics credits. The first compliance period begins on the date of admission or certification and ends on the 31st of December of the third full calendar year following the year of admission.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Colorado attorneys must report their compliance by January 31st following the end of their compliance period.

CLE credits can be reported through Colorado’s online affidavit system with the course ID number that the sponsor will provide.

Resources

The Colorado Supreme Court Board of CLE 

600 17th Street,  Suite 520-S 
Denver, CO 80202 
303-928-7771 

Newest Colorado 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.