Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Connecticut CLE Requirements

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

Connecticut CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement

12 credits annually

Categories

2 Ethics and professionalism

10 General

CLE Compliance deadline

COVID-19 UPDATE: The State of Connecticut Superior Court has suspended the annual CLE requirement until further notice.


December 31

CLE Reporting deadline

COVID-19 Update: The State of Connecticut Superior Court has suspended the annual CLE requirement until further notice.


During attorney registration at the beginning of January until the beginning of March

Approved Quimbee formats

On-demand

Carryover

Yes, up to 2 credits, including ethics may be carried over.

CLE reporting instructions

Connecticut is a self-reporting jurisdiction and Quimbee does not report your completed courses to the State of Connecticut Grievance Committee and MCLE Commission. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificates from our website at any time.

Connecticut CLE Requirements

Connecticut-licensed attorneys are required to complete 12 credits, including 2 ethics and professionalism credits each year.

All of Quimbee’s on-demand courses can fulfill the Connecticut CLE requirement. Quimbee’s Connecticut bundle provides all 12 required credits, including ethics and professionalism credits.

  • Attend approved CLE courses, in-person or delivered via live or recorded technology.

  • Teach at an approved CLE course. Attorneys can earn one credit hour for each two hours of preparation. The maximum number of hours that an attorney can earn for a single course is six.

  • Teach at an ABA-accredited law school. Full-time professors will be credited for the full MCLE requirements. Part-time or adjunct professors will receive 1 credit for every 60 minutes of classroom instruction and 1 credit for every 120 minutes of preparation.

  • Publish legal writing. Attorneys can earn credit based on the actual time spent drafting the written material.

  • Judge or coach a moot court or mock trial course or competition that is part of an ABA law school. Attorneys can earn up to 4 credits per cycle.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The State of Connecticut Superior Court has suspended the annual CLE requirement until further notice.


Attorneys must complete their CLE credits by December 31 each year.

Yes, up to 2 credits, including ethics may be carried over.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

New Connecticut attorneys must begin earning CLE credit in the calendar year following their year of admission. Those admitted in 2020 do not have to start earning credit until 2021, and will certify their compliance when they register in 2022.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Attorneys certify that they have completed the CLE requirement during registration, which takes place from the beginning of January until the beginning of March each year.

Connecticut attorneys must certify on their annual registration form that they have completed the CLE requirement. Attorneys must retain records to prove compliance for a period of seven years.

Resources

Connecticut State Bar 

30 Bank Street 

New Britain, CT 06050 

(860)223-4400 

[email protected]

Newest Connecticut courses

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.

Bankruptcy 101

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 4m 17s
This program provides a basic overview of business bankruptcy, from both the troubled business’s perspective and the creditors’ perspective. We will discuss common reasons why businesses file bankruptcy, and the objectives that businesses seek to achieve through bankruptcy. We will also discuss the basic “nuts and bolts” of bankruptcy, including the automatic stay, the treatment of executory contracts and unexpired leases, Chapter 11 plan confirmation requirements, and preference and fraudulent transfer actions.

An Introduction to Legal Malpractice Claims and Related Ethical Issues

by Jeffrey Cunningham
On demand
1h 0m 32s
The two greatest sources of professional risk to attorneys come from overlapping sources – ethical obligations and legal duties to clients. Using real world examples, this course explores a national survey of claims against lawyers based on attorney malpractice and professional misconduct. Common ethical considerations and the relationship between professional responsibility and malpractice exposure will be explored along with growing cyber risks to attorneys. Related causes of action, common defenses and jurisdictional considerations will be reviewed as well as risk management techniques and best practices to mitigate such claims.