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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 Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order waiving the limit on distance education until further notice.
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 Indiana Supreme Court has issued an order waiving the limit on distance education until further notice.

  • 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

Newest Indiana courses

Professionalism: How Wonderful it Really is to be a Lawyer

by Kevin Johnson
On demand
1h 2m 04s
Professionalism in the practice of law is not just complying with the Code of Professional Conduct. It is about how a lawyer is as a lawyer. This presentation describes what professionalism looks like in key areas of a law practice. Integrity, competence, attorney-client relations, dealing with other attorneys and with society, as well as why attorneys should look out for each other. A good attorney is ethical, it is the great attorney who understands and exercises professionalism throughout the day and over time.

Extreme Hardship Criteria in Waiver and Cancellation of Removal Cases: Clinical Strategies and Challenges for Immigration Lawyers

by Mark Silver
On demand
1h 2m 56s
In this seminar, forensic expert Mark Silver provides the immigration lawyer with a detailed analysis of criteria considered by clinical experts when undertaking a psychosocial evaluation in extreme hardship cases for waivers and cancellation of removal cases. Here, Mr. Silver integrates important legal considerations with the psychosocial criteria offering new and different insights to better advocate for the clients and their family members. He also reviews the different challenges that have an impact on extreme hardship considerations. Additionally, he addresses how to best present these issues to help your client.

Introduction to Trademark Law - An Overview from the PTO’s Pet Peeves in Applying for a Trademark to Proving Infringement in Federal Court

by Ken Kula
On demand
1h 4m 36s
Young and old attorneys can always learn something about Trademark Law. In this introduction to Trademarks, attorneys learn the basics of Trademark Law from prosecution of a Trademark to obtain one through litigation when a Trademark is infringed. The presentation is broken down into three sections. First, the results of an interview with a Trademark Examiner from the United States Patent and Trademark Office about her prosecution pet peeves is addressed. Second, the basics of Trademarks is presented. Third, a sample case on Trademark infringement is thoroughly analyzed and discussed.

What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy

by Michael Riela
On demand
1h 1m 13s
Attorneys in firms of all sizes – from solo practitioners to lawyers are multinational Big Law firms - face a number of ethical issues relating to cybersecurity, and preserving the confidentiality and security of their clients’ data. Contrary to what some lawyers may believe, law firms are often a valuable target for hackers because they can hold vast collections of sensitive and highly valuable client-related data. These cybersecurity threats come from individual hackers, international cybercriminals, and even a firm’s own attorneys and other employees. This program provides a basic primer on attorneys’ ethical obligations to understand and address the cybersecurity risks they face, and provides practical advice for attorneys in addressing issues that arise will undoubtedly arise in their legal practice.