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Idaho CLE Requirements

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

Idaho CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement30 credits every 3 years
Categories27 General 
3 Ethics and professional responsibility
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineJanuary 31
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Idaho attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email.
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsCourse sponsors report attendance.

Idaho CLE Requirements

Idaho-licensed attorneys are required to complete 30 credits, including 3 ethics and professional responsibility credits every 3 years.

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

  • Attend approved, live, in-person courses. 
  • Attend approved live, interactive online programs. 
  • Teach an approved CLE course. Attorneys who teach at an approved CLE course will receive 3 credit hours for each hour of teaching. 
  • Publish legal writing that is intended for an attorney audience. Attorneys who publish original writing in a professional legal journal or publication may be granted one credit per 1,000 words. A maximum of 6 writing credits can be used per reporting period.

Idaho attorneys must complete 30 credits by December 31 every three years.

No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

In the first 12 months of admission to the Idaho StateBar, newly admitted attorneys are required to complete at least 10 New Admittee Credit-Approved (NAC-Approved) CLE credits. These NAC-Approved CLE credits completed in the first year of admission will be counted towards satisfying the 30 CLE credit hour requirement. 

A new member who has actively practiced law for less than 3 years in any jurisdiction prior to admission to the Idaho State Bar must also complete the New Attorney Program within the first year of admission. 
A newly admitted Idaho attorney’s first reporting period begins on the date of admission to the Bar and ends on December 31 of the third full year following admission.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Idaho attorneys report their MCLE credits every three years.

Idaho attorneys must submit a written Certificate of Compliance to the Idaho State Bar at the end of each 3 year reporting period. The Certificate of Compliance will be provided to each reporting attorney at the end of their reporting period.

Resources

Idaho State Bar

PO Box 895 
Boise, ID 83701 
208-334-4500

Newest Idaho 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.