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Connecticut CLE requirements

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

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Connecticut CLE requirements - general information

General information
CLE credit requirement

12 credits annually

Categories

10 General CLE

2 Ethics and professionalism CLE


CLE compliance deadlineDecember 31st.
CLE reporting deadlineDuring 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 CLE, 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

What is my requirement as a Connecticut-licensed attorney?

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

How can Quimbee help me complete my CLE requirement?

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 CLE credits.

How else can I earn CLE credit?

  • 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.

When must I complete my CLE requirement?

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

Can I carry over credit from my last reporting cycle?

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


Newly Admitted Attorneys

I'm a new attorney. When do I report CLE credit?

New Connecticut attorneys must begin earning CLE credit in the calendar year following their year of admission. Those admitted in 2021 do not have to start earning credit until 2022, and will certify their compliance when they register in 2023.


CLE compliance and reporting

When do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

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.

How do I report the CLE credits that I have earned?

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

Contact info

Connecticut State Bar 

30 Bank Street 

New Britain, CT 06050 

(860)223-4400 

[email protected]