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Kansas CLE Requirements

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

Kansas CLE Requirements - General Information

General Information
CLE credit requirement12 credits every year
Categories10 General 
2 Ethics
CLE Compliance deadlineJune 30
CLE Reporting deadline
July 31
Approved Quimbee formatsCOVID-19 Update: The Supreme Court of Kansas has waived the limitation on on-demand courses for the 2020-2021 reporting period.

On-demand (limit 6)
CarryoverYes, up to 10 general credits may be carried over.
CLE reporting instructionsQuimbee will report your attendance to the Kansas Continuing Legal Education Commission. We electronically report the previous week’s attendance each Wednesday. Please retain your certificate as proof of your attendance. You may also access your certificate from our website at any time.

Kansas CLE Requirements

Kansas-licensed attorneys must complete 12 credits each year, including 2 Ethics credits.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The Supreme Court of Kansas has waived the limitation on on-demand courses for the 2020-2021 reporting period.

Kansas-licensed attorneys can complete up to 6 credits through Quimbee's on-demand courses.

  • Attend a live program 
    • In-person, classroom setting 
    • Satellite Video replay 
    • Live webcast Live teleconference 
  • View a pre-recorded program 
    • Audiotape 
    • Videotape 
    • CD, CD-ROM, DVD 
    • Podcast

Kansas attorneys must complete their CLE credits by June 30.

Yes, up to 10 general credits may be carried over to the following reporting cycle.

Newly Admitted Attorneys

Newly admitted Kansas attorneys are exempt from completing the CLE requirement for the reporting period in which they were admitted.

CLE Compliance and Reporting

All CLE credits must be reported by July 31.

Providers of online programs are required to file Kansas attorney attendance electronically within 30 days of the program. 


Every August, active attorneys will receive a report for the preceding compliance period. If the report is accurate, the attorney is not required to respond and the report will be filed automatically. If any changes need to be made, attorneys must notify OJA within 30 days of the date of the report.

Resources

Kansas CLE
Kansas Judicial Center 
301 SW 10th Avenue 
Topeka, KS 66612 
785-368-8201 
[email protected]

Newest Kansas 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.