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Indiana CLE Requirements

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

Indiana CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement36 credits every 3 years (must earn at least 6 per year)
Categories33 General
3 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadlineDecember 31
CLE Reporting deadlineDecember 31
Approved Quimbee formatsQuimbee CLE courses for Indiana attorneys are coming soon. Click here to be notified via email. 

COVID-19 Update: The limit for distance learning has been waived for attorneys reporting December 31, 2020. Attorneys reporting on December 31, 2021, or December 31, 2022, may earn up to 24 credits through distance learning.
CarryoverCarryover is not allowed.
CLE reporting instructionsSponsor reports attendance to the Indiana Commission on CLE. Attorneys may also report their attendance by logging in to the Indiana Courts Portal.

Indiana CLE Requirements

Indiana-licensed attorneys must complete 36 credits every 3 years. At least 6 credits must be completed each year. Three of the 36 credits must be ethics credits.

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


COVID-19 Update: The limit for distance learning has been waived for attorneys reporting December 31, 2020. Attorneys reporting on December 31, 2021, or December 31, 2022, may earn up to 24 credits through distance learning.

  • Attend approved live, in-person courses. 
  • Attend law school courses at a law school approved by the American Bar Association. Complete a bar review course. 
  • Complete a Commission-Accredited Basic Mediation Training course. Attend Court Administration Courses. 
  •  Attend ethics-concentrated law firm management courses concentrating on trust accounting, ethical client contact, and ethical use of staff and resources. 
  • Teach or prepare materials for approved courses. 
  • Attend approved courses in Non Legal Subject Matter (NLS), such as medicine, wellness, accounting, etc.

Indiana attorneys must complete their requirement by December 31 every 3 years.

No, carryover is not allowed.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Indiana attorneys begin their educational period on January 1 following their year of admission. Newly admitted attorneys must complete an approved Applied Professionalism Program for Newly Admitted Attorneys.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

Around September 1 of each year, Indiana attorneys will receive a notice that shows their current CLE status. Any required documentation must be submitted by December 31.

Sponsors are responsible for reporting attendance to the Indiana Commission for CLE. Attorneys may also report their credits by logging into the Indiana Courts Portal.

Resources

Indiana Commission for CLE 
251 N. Illinois Street, Suite 550 
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
317-232-2552

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