District of Columbia CLE requirements

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

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District of Columbia CLE requirements - general information

Newly Admitted Attorneys

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

Newly-admitted D.C. attorneys must complete the Mandatory Course on the D.C. Rules of Professional Conduct and Practice within 12 months of being admitted. D.C. attorneys looking to change their status or be reinstated must also complete the course.

Non-mandatory jurisdiction information

General information

Washington D.C. currently does not have an MCLE requirement. Attorneys are encouraged to take CLE classes to maintain their professional competence.