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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]

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